According to a report in France, teams in the French Ligue 1 will officially begin their 2020/21 season on August 23.
🚨 La Ligue 1 2020-2021 commencera le 22 août. Ce sera au tour de la Ligue 2 le lendemain.— RMC Sport (@RMCsport) May 23, 2020
French publication RMC Sport believe the August 23rd date has been set for Ligue 1, with a reformed Ligue 2 starting a day earlier on August 22.
As per the report, the new proposed dates for next season have been agreed with the league’s broadcasters Mediapro, Canal +, and beIN Sports.
While the Ligue 1 will remain unchanged, Ligue 2 will take a new look with 22 sides after clubs in France voted in favor of the decision earlier this week.
The directive of the French government stated that football in France would not resume until September at least but it appears a change of heart might have come into play.