Friday, October 22, 2021
23.2 C
Abuja
Friday, October 22, 2021

PSG to be crowned French champions as Ligue 1 set Liverpool precedent

Must read

Africa receives $23bn SDRs IMF DMD

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau ChiefThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) allocated the sum of $23 in Special Drawing Right (SDRs) to Sub-Saharan African countries,...

Africa: Can Africa Exploit its Energy Reserves and Be Part of the Solution to Climate Crisis?

New York — In the lead-up to the 26th global conference on climate next week in Glasgow, Scotland, nations, scientists and climate activists have...

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria accounts for 58% of total PE funding allocated to West Africa in last 5 years – AVCA boss

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation with over 200 million people has in the past five years, attracted more than half of the Private Equity...

Africa’s latest Fifa World Rankings: South Korea overtake Nigeria, while South Africa are among the bigges…

The African nations experienced contrasting movements in the latest rankings released by the world football body All the playing nations have learned...

PSG are set to be crowned French champions following the decision to cancel the remainder of the season due to coronavirus.

The French authorities banned all sporting events from taking place in the country until at least September, forcing the football season into an early conclusion.

That saw Ligue 1 chiefs forced to scramble into action to decide how best to end the campaign, with UEFA having all but ended any chance of seasons being voided, with their declaration that any European qualifiers next year must be decided on “sporting merit”, based on the current campaign.

Last week saw Holland resolve their season, with no champions named – Ajax and AZ Alkmaar were level on points – and no relegation.

Now L’Equipe report that PSG have been awarded the title for the 2019/20 campaign, despite having 11 games remaining.

PSG have won the title in six of the last seven seasons, and were twelve points clear of second place Marseille this season, also with a game in hand.

PSG have reportedly been crowned champions of Ligue 1
PSG have reportedly been crowned champions of Ligue 1

Nimes, Amiens and Toulouse all sit inside the bottom three, though the gap between those outside the relegation zone is just three points.

Qualification for next season’s European competitions is also set to be determined.

Based on the current table, Rennes and Lille would qualify for the Champions League, along with Marseille, while Reims and Nice occupy the Europa League places.

However, it is uncertain how the remaining European spots will be dished out – especially with the Coupe de la Ligue and French Cup finals still to be played, potentially taking places away from the league – and the relegation outcome.

PSG are still involved in this season’s Champions League, and chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists his team will still be taking part, even if it means playing abroad.

“We respect of course the French government decision – we plan on competing in the Champions League with Uefa agreement – wherever and whenever it is held.

Read More

Mirror Football’s Top Stories

“If it is not possible to play in France we will play our matches abroad subject to the best conditions for our players and the safety of all our staff.”

The news of PSG’s coronation will be taken favourably by Liverpool fans, who are waiting to see how the Premier League season will be concluded.

Liverpool’s gap over second-placed rivals Man City is more than double PSG’s lead, at 25 points, and with less games still to play.

The decision by French chiefs hands the Premier League a precedent that they can indeed follow, if the English top flight is unable to return.

- Advertisement -

More articles

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

- Advertisement -

Latest article

Africa receives $23bn SDRs IMF DMD

By Emma Ujah, Abuja Bureau ChiefThe International Monetary Fund (IMF) allocated the sum of $23 in Special Drawing Right (SDRs) to Sub-Saharan African countries,...

Africa: Can Africa Exploit its Energy Reserves and Be Part of the Solution to Climate Crisis?

New York — In the lead-up to the 26th global conference on climate next week in Glasgow, Scotland, nations, scientists and climate activists have...

EXCLUSIVE: Nigeria accounts for 58% of total PE funding allocated to West Africa in last 5 years – AVCA boss

Nigeria, Africa’s most populous nation with over 200 million people has in the past five years, attracted more than half of the Private Equity...

Africa’s latest Fifa World Rankings: South Korea overtake Nigeria, while South Africa are among the bigges…

The African nations experienced contrasting movements in the latest rankings released by the world football body All the playing nations have learned...

DEAL: MFS Africa acquires Nigerian fintech startup, Baxi

MFS Africa has signed an agreement to acquire Capricorn Digital, Baxi’s parent business, for an undisclosed sum. Capricorn runs a digital payment network under the...