Following announcements from both The Belgian pro league and Dutch Eredivisie that all remaining games in those top flight soccer seasons would be cancelled due to the ongoing Covid-19 crisis, today the French Ligue 1 followed suit cancelling the remainder of their season as well.
The French league, considered the 5th biggest competition globally/in Europe, taking this step is massive and it will be quite interesting to see how the big 4 leagues (English, German,Italian and Spanish) react to this decision. While those 4 leagues still seem set on playing out the remainder of their seasons in some way, this Ligue 1 decision may pressure those competitions to follow suit.
It is my understanding that the French government stepped in and declared all sporting events canceled for the duration of the year, meaning this decision was in a sense forced onto Ligue 1 officials. The league has yet to decided what to do with the championship, champions league places and the promotion/relegation spots for the 2020-2021 season, but all signs point to them voiding the 19/20 season despite it being 2/3 complete. That means no champion will be crowned and no teams will be promoted/relegated, but this could change following meetings set to be held later this month.
The footballing worlds eyes are sure to be set on how this plays out in France, but I’m hoping we at least get some behind closed doors action from the big 4, GOD WE NEED SOME FOOTY 😣😔😖.