‘Saint-Étienne Does Not Wish to Boycott the Final’ – FFF President Believes That There Will Be a Coupe de France Final

When the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) decided to pull the plug on the 2019-20 Ligue 1 season, it left the Coupe de France final in limbo with the likelihood of the match occurring behind closed doors if it’s played at all.

As a result, it led to some push back from Roland Romeyer, who is the Chairman of the Management Board for AS Saint-Étienne. The 74-year-old wanted the match to occur with their supporters, saying that without them, there’s no Saint-Étienne.

However, it led to an exchange of words through the media as French Football Federation president, Noël Le Graët, would say that if Les Verts opted not to play without their fans, they’d have no choice but to forfeit and award the cup to Paris Saint-Germain and give up the possibility of qualifying for next season’s UEFA Europa League.

It took a few days, but it seems as though Saint-Étienne has accepted that the cup final will take place with no fans and they will compete against PSG for the most prestigious domestic cup competition in France.

After speaking with L’Equipe (via Culture PSG), Le Graët made it clear that “Saint-Étienne does not wish to boycott the final” and with the federation aiming for August, if all goes well there will be a match for the Coupe de France.

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