Ligue 1’s opening match of the brand new season has been postponed from Friday night time after Olympique de Marseille stated that they had confirmed 4 instances of COVID-19, French skilled soccer’s governing physique the LFP stated on Tuesday.
“In view of medical outcomes handed on by Olympique Marseille (…) the LFP has determined to postpone the Olympique de Marseille/AS Saint-Etienne sport to Sept 16 or Sept 17”, the LFP stated in assertion.
The sport was the one fixture set for Friday, with the remainder of Ligue 1’s first spherical of 2020/21 matches unfold out over Saturday and Sunday.
The LFP instructed golf equipment final week it had arrange a “COVID committee” to advise on whether or not to postpone matches. When a membership stories greater than three coronavirus instances postponement is probably going, primarily based on the “COVID protocol” the LFP despatched out to the golf equipment.
Among the many “Large 5” European soccer nations, France was the one one to finish its season prematurely because of the pandemic. Paris St Germain had been awarded the Ligue 1 title.
The Parisian membership and Olympique Lyonnais have reached the semi-finals of the reformatted Champions League, the primary time that two French groups will compete at that stage. Olympique Marseille is France’s solely winner of the most important prize in European soccer.
Nearly 40 gamers from 11 Ligue 1 golf equipment out of 20 have examined constructive for COVID-19, together with some at Saint-Etienne.
Spain’s Mediapro, which holds the rights to air high Ligue 1 matches for the 2020/2021 to 2023/2024 seasons, agreed in early June with TF1, France’s largest personal TV operator, to type a brand new channel to air high Ligue 1 league matches within the nation.