The return of French football could come as early as June 3, with June 17, the more likely date for the resumption of the 2019-20 domestic season following the coronavirus pandemic.
According to information obtained by L’Equipe, the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) has selected the two aforementioned dates with the final decision based on when UEFA chooses to resume the Champions League and Europa League.
The French publication indicates that UEFA would like for leagues to wrap up their competitions before its European tournaments resume in the preferred month of August.
The June 17 date makes the most sense because it allows a few additional days for self-isolation while still allowing for the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons to conclude by July 25. The proposal would allow for play-offs to determine relegation and promotion and the conclusion of the Coupe de France and Coupe de la Ligue, which PSG is in the final for both.
In order to pack everything in, clubs could be expected to play a match every three days. Since PSG are in the quarter-finals of the Champions League as well, I worry as a fan that packing so many games into a tight window after a lengthy lay-off could lead to injuries.
It’s not an ideal situation but it’s all we have at the moment.
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