2019/2020 Ligue 1 Season Voided Due To Coronavirus

French football stakeholders have declared that the remaining matches of the 2019/2020 season in League 1 would be voided as the season is going to be permanently cancelled.

The Prime Minister of France, Edouard Philippe is on course to stipulate that no sporting events whatsoever (even behind closed doors) will be allowed to hold until August as France continues to battle the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has put the world at a standstill with nations enforcing lockdown so as to minimise the spread of the deadly disease. France has been one of the worst-hit countries with confirmed cases topping 165,000 and over 23,000 deaths recorded.

France is currently on lockdown until May 11, and French PM Philippe, is set to outline further measures which will be taken to protect the French population against COVID-19.

Ligue 1 clubs had hoped competitive action would resume around June alongside the top flights in Italy and England, with the Bundesliga planning to resume as early as May 9 pending government approval.

Netherland's Eredivisie season was cancelled last week, with no promotion or relegation and no title awarded, and now the French league has followed suit.

Barring any tragedy, football activities would resume in August as the 2020/2021 season would commence.

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