France considers restarting Ligue 1 in June: report

France is considering restarting Ligue 1 on June 3 or June 17, with the most likely latest date, sports daily L'Equipe reported, citing a document from the league's organizers (LFP).

Soccer in France was indefinitely suspended last month due to COVID-19 pandemic. On Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron extended the blockade in the country until May 11.

The L'Equipe report said that if the season resumed on June 17, teams would have to play every three days for the regular season to end before July 25, leaving time for the relegation and promotion playoffs to complete by August 2.


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L'Equipe also said that LFP members had voted on Friday to delay the start of next season by two weeks until August 23, but that the decision would have to be confirmed by France. Football Federation (FFF).

The French Cup final between Paris St Germain and St Etienne is scheduled for June 27, according to the document, while the League Cup final between PSG and Olympique Lyonnais was scheduled for July 11. .