French court rejects Lyon's appeal to overturn season curtailment
10 June 2020
France's highest administrative court says there is "no serious doubt on the legality" of the French league's (LFP) decision to call off the season.
However, the court has asked the LFP to review the format of next season, meaning Amiens and Toulouse could avoid relegation.
France's highest administrative court, the Counseil d'Etat, has ratified the French Football League's (LFP) decision to curtail the season due to the coronavirus pandemic, marking the end of Lyon president Jean Michel-Aulas' battle to have it overturned.
Michel-Aulas has repeatedly criticised the decision which he claims would have damaging financial consequences for French football and earlier this year brought forward a legal claim against the LFP, whose resolution meant Lyon ended the season in seventh.
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