The 2019-20 Ligue 1 season has been abandoned after the French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe’s announcement that no sporting events will be allowed to take place until September.
Philippe has confirmed that there is no possibility of Ligue 1 resuming until September amid the ongoing fight against coronavirus, with France still in a state of lockdown.
“The big sporting affairs cannot occur before September,” he said in a national assembly on Tuesday. “The 2019-20 professional football season cannot return.”
The French professional league (LFP) announced plans to restart the campaign on June 17 last week , and UEFA has set a deadline of August 2 for domestic leagues to reach their natural conclusions.
However, Philippe’s comments have ended all hopes of a return to action for French clubs over the summer, with Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 now indefinitely cancelled.
The governing bodies of French football are due to meet in May to discuss the final league standings, with it yet to be determined who will be crowned champions, who will be relegated and who will win promotion.