The French football Federation (FFF) whistles for the end of the match. The governing body of French football has validated the limitation to 20 teams of the Ligue 1 for the coming season. Met in a federal Assembly in videoconferencing, the FFF has not created the surprise : by adopting 82,33 % of the votes, the new convention linking it to the professional League (LFP) for the next four seasons, she has de facto reaffirmed his desire to see the Championship of France limited to 20 teams maximum, such a provision in the text of this convention.
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The League 1 to 22, desired for the year 2020-2021 Amiens and Toulouse, relegated at the end of this season truncated by the coronavirus, has been struggling, despite a decision of the Council of State suggests a broadening on 9 June. The highest administrative court had suspended the relégations on the ground that the LFP had imposed on the basis of a convention FFF-LFP lapsed at the end of April, urging the football authorities to reconsider the format of the Championship.
But this has not disturbed the leaders of French football : successively, the office of the League, and its board of directors, and its general Assembly, and then finally on Friday the federal Assembly attended by almost 200 delegates from clubs amateurs and professionals, all voted for the maintenance of the demotions to the lower floor. In front of this Assembly, Amiens, and Toulouse have attempted to convince. "The football would be out grown in not saying no descent, demonstrating humanism in the total, a total solidarity ", launched the president of Amiens, Bernard Joannin.
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Amiens challenge, not Toulouse
" What shocks me deeply is that our game is governed by rules, 90-minute, 38 days. From the moment we modify these rules unilaterally, it distorts the game and it opens the door to all interpretations. I think it's a pity, " she said her counterpart in toulouse, Olivier Sadran. The order paper is not, however, completed : the chairman of Amiens, warned Friday that it "will return to the State Council" to challenge this decision, which will according to him " destroy the club of Amiens, with dozens of families who will lose their jobs ". Toulouse, meanwhile, has announced in a press release that he would not challenge this decision " unfair and unjust (...) to turn all our energy to the preparation of the next season ".