Lyon women still waiting for title despite season ends

PARIS: giants of French women's football Lyon They are still waiting to find out if they have defended their league title, after the country's soccer federation (FFF) told AFP on Monday that a final qualification decision would be made on May 11.

Last week, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe announced that professional sports could not return until September.

The men's divisions of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 were finished, and Paris Saint-Germain was named world-class champion.

PSG 's female counterparts were three points behind Lyon, who are bidding for a 14th straight league crown, in a gripping title race when play was halted due to the coronavirus pandemic in mid-March.

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Lyon president Jean-Michel Classrooms immediately congratulated PSG 's men but asked why haven't Lyon been named women's champions.

The rules for the 2019-2020 (decision) and how we plan to move forward next season will be announced at the next meeting, the FFF told AFP.

As it stands, Lyon and PSG will represent France next season in the Women's Champions League.

A lot has been written, but we don't know, Lyon coach Jean-Luc Vasseur he told the newspaper Le Progres.

They called me three days ago to congratulate me, but I don't know if it has been approved or not.

The FFF had previously announced the end of the women's season, but said little about the possible final table.

There is huge frustration because there was a lot of work done and in the end we may be deprived of some rewards, PSG coach Olivier Echouafni told sports daily L'Equipe, before admitting it would be almost unthinkable to resume the season .

Concerns have been raised about the impact of COVID-19 on women's soccer, with a report from the global players union. FIFPro Last month he said the game faced an almost existential threat.

PSG 's men were 12 points clear of second-placed Marseille, with a game in hand, when Ligue 1 was suspended.