Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Ligue 1 can’t restart until September – France PM

Must Read

2020 budget: Senate approves Buhari’s N850bn loan request

The Senate has approved the N850billion loan request of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), which...

Ligue 1 can’t restart until September – France PM

Ligue 1 and other French professional sports leagues including football and rugby cannot restart before September because...

40-year-old COVID-19 patient gives birth at LUTH

The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, has announced the delivery of a baby girl...

Ligue 1 and other French professional sports leagues including football and rugby cannot restart before September because of coronavirus restrictions, Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said on Tuesday.

Philippe made the announcement as part of a gradual plan to lift the lockdown in France. He said no event where more than 5,000 people gather would be allowed until at least September.

The announcement appears to scupper the plans of French football’s top division Ligue 1 to start again in June with players being recalled as of May 11.

Ligue 1 can’t restart until September – France PM

The news is also likely to affect the Tour de France, due to embark from Nice on August 29 and where huge crowds would be expected to gather at the start and finish lines. “The 2019-2020 professional sports leagues, notably football, cannot yet restart,” Philippe told a televised address to French parliament at the National Assembly.

“I would like to be precise here, no large sports gathering or any gathering of 5,000 people or more, needing the permission of the local police and long prior arrangements, will be allowed before September,” Philippe said.

France is currently under a nationwide lockdown until May 11 and around 23,000 people have died so far of coronavirus linked illnesses in the country.

- Advertisement -

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest News

2020 budget: Senate approves Buhari’s N850bn loan request

The Senate has approved the N850billion loan request of the President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), which...

Ligue 1 can’t restart until September – France PM

Ligue 1 and other French professional sports leagues including football and rugby cannot restart before September because of coronavirus restrictions, Prime Minister...

40-year-old COVID-19 patient gives birth at LUTH

The management of the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi-Araba, has announced the delivery of a baby girl by a COVID-19 patient.

Buhari declares nationwide curfew from Monday

The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has declared an overnight curfew from 8pm to 6am nationwide as part of efforts to...

FIFA proposes five substitutes per match when football resumes

FIFA said on Monday it is proposing five substitutions per match when football resumes, to help players cope with the increase in...
- Advertisement -

More Articles Like This

- Advertisement -