French golf equipment on Tuesday voted to keep up a 20-team Ligue 1 subsequent season, knocking on the pinnacle a proposal to develop the league to 22 golf equipment 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 was ended early in late April because of the coronavirus disaster, however went all the way in which 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) re-examine with the French Soccer Federation the proposed format for the highest division subsequent season.
That would have meant the league being expanded by two groups, with promotions nonetheless standing whereas relegations have been annulled.
Nonetheless, a normal meeting of top-tier golf equipment in addition to gamers and coaches on Tuesday noticed them vote 74.49 % in favour of sustaining a 20-team league.
“The vote adopted an in-depth examine into the results of a Ligue 1 of 20, 21 or 22 golf equipment on the fixture calendar for subsequent season and on the well being of the gamers,” learn an announcement launched by the LFP.
“The examine additionally seemed into the monetary influence, the distribution of broadcast rights and the repercussions on contracts with broadcasters.”
Amiens have promised to hold on their authorized battle, however the vote would seem to place 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 golf equipment now returning to coaching.
The choice 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, backside for a lot of months and with solely three wins and 13 factors from 28 video games, have been 14 factors from potential security.
Amiens have been 10 factors higher off, however nonetheless 4 factors away from the lifeline of a play-off spot.
Lorient and Lens have been promoted of their place, whereas the same old promotion and relegation play-offs have been ditched.
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