LFP President: French football could resume in mid-April

LFP President: French football could resume in mid-April

Football France cpuld resume in mid-April this according to Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP) President Nathalie Boy de la Tour.

LFP had canceled games in the top two French leagues until 15 April at the earliest but according to Boy de la Tour in an interview on Wednesday, they will be adding two weeks to the 15 days the French government had added in containing the coronavirus pandemic.

“If the (French government’s) containment period lasts 15 days, and we add two weeks of training before that, we could resume around 15 April. We can anticipate everything, but above all, we have to adapt and remain pragmatic.

“The administrative council meeting on Tuesday said the top priority was to complete the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 campaigns, in view of the sporting and economic stakes involved. This is vital for the future of the clubs and French football.

“We will be able to move away from the framework that says the leagues play at the weekend and Uefa plays during the week. It was agreed this morning that everyone could play whenever they wanted to finish their competitions,” she said.

There is a plan too for the French Ligue One to end on 30 June according to the executive director of the LFP Didier Quillot.

Paris Saint-Germain, the reigning champions, are 12 points clear of second-placed Marseille. PSG, who have reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League, have 11 games remaining, and Marseille 10.