Ligue 1 confirms 20-team league, sealing fate of relegated sides
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Ligue 1 confirms 20-team league, sealing fate of relegated sides

The French football federation (FFF) on Friday confirmed that next Ligue 1 season will be played with 20 clubs, crushing the hopes of Amiens and Toulouse of staying in the top division.

The two clubs were relegated after the season ended prematurely due to the COVID-19 crisis but sought redress at France’s highest administrative court which suspended their relegation asking Ligue 1 to consider their petition. 

However, French league clubs on Tuesday voted to maintain Ligue 1 at 20 clubs next season.

On Friday, the French federation said in a statement that the 2020-2024 convention between the FFF and the League, which featured an article that states Ligue 1 is to be played with 18 to 20 clubs only, had been approved.

 

 

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