French clubs on Tuesday voted to maintain a 20-team Ligue 1 subsequent season, knocking on the top a proposal to broaden the league to 22 clubs that will have saved Amiens and Toulouse from relegation.
Amiens and Toulouse had each been condemned to the drop as the underside two sides when the season ended early in late April due to the Corona Virus disaster, however went all the best way to courtroom to argue that their relegation from the highest flight was “unjust” and “arbitrary.”
Earlier this month France’s highest administrative courtroom blocked their relegations, whereas a decide ordered that the French league (LFP) reexamine the proposed format for the highest division subsequent season with the French Football Federation.
That might have meant the league being expanded by two groups, with promotions nonetheless standing whereas relegations had been annulled.
However, a common meeting of top-tier clubs in addition to gamers and coaches on Tuesday noticed them vote 74.49% in favor of sustaining a 20-team league.
“The vote adopted an in-depth research into the implications of a Ligue 1 of 20, 21 or 22 clubs on the fixture calendar for subsequent season and on the well being of the gamers,” learn a press release launched by the LFP.
“The research additionally regarded into the monetary impression, the distribution of broadcast rights and the repercussions on contracts with broadcasters,” it stated.
Amiens has promised to keep on their authorized battle, however the vote would seem to put an finish to the footballing dispute as soon as and for all, with the following French season scheduled to begin in late August and most clubs now returning to coaching.
The determination to finish the season early noticed groups ranked by the ratio of factors received to video games performed, however that didn’t change any of the placings within the ultimate desk.
Toulouse, on the backside for a lot of months and with solely three wins and 13 factors from 28 video games, was 14 factors from potential security.
Amiens was 10 factors higher off, however nonetheless 4 factors away from the lifeline of a playoff spot.
Lorient and Lens had been promoted of their place, whereas the same old promotion and relegation playoffs had been ditched.