Lyon women (Photo Credit: Lyon)

Lyon Girls Nonetheless Ready for French League Title Regardless of Season Ending

Lyon women (Photo Credit: Lyon)

Lyon girls (Photograph Credit score: Lyon)

French soccer season was ended as a consequence of coronavirus and PSG had been declared the Ligue 1 champions however Lyon has nonetheless not been declared girls’s champions.

  • AFP
  • Final Up to date: Could 5, 2020, 10:44 AM IST

Paris: French girls’s soccer giants Lyon are nonetheless ready to search out out if they’ve defended their league title, after the nation’s soccer federation (FFF) instructed AFP on Monday a choice concerning the ultimate standings could be made on Could 11.

Final week, French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe introduced that skilled sport couldn’t return till September.

The lads’s Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 divisions had been ended, with Paris Saint-Germain named the top-flight champions.

PSG’s feminine counterparts had been three factors behind Lyon, who’re bidding for a 14th straight league crown, in a gripping title race when play was halted as a result of coronavirus pandemic in mid-March.

Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas instantly congratulated PSG’s males however requested “why have not Lyon been named girls’s champions”.

“The foundations for the 2019-2020 (resolution) and the way we plan to go forward with subsequent season, shall be introduced on the subsequent assembly,” the FFF instructed AFP.

Because it stands, Lyon and PSG will characterize France subsequent season within the Girls’s Champions League.

“So much has been written, however we do not know,” Lyon coach Jean-Luc Vasseur instructed newspaper Le Progres.

“I used to be referred to as three days in the past to congratulate me, however I do not know if it has been accredited or not.”

The FFF had beforehand introduced an finish to the ladies’s season, however stated little concerning the potential last desk.

“There’s big frustration as a result of there was numerous work accomplished and ultimately we could also be disadvantaged of some rewards,” PSG coach Olivier Echouafni instructed sports activities day by day L’Equipe, earlier than admitting it will be “nearly unthinkable” to renew the season.

Issues have been expressed over the impression of COVID-19 on girls’s soccer, with a report by international gamers’ union FIFPro final month saying the sport was going through “an nearly existential menace”.

PSG’s males had been 12 factors away from second-placed Marseille, with a sport in hand, when Ligue 1 was suspended.

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