French Ligue 1 plans 17th June return date

14 April 2020

Marseille
Photo: PA Images The intention is to have the league completed by 25th July, meaning clubs could potentially play every three days.

The intention is to have the league completed by 25th July, meaning clubs could potentially play every three days.

It is not clear whether matches would be played behind closed doors.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

Ligue 1 is planning to resume play by 17th June, according to French newspaper L'Equipe, and intends to have all matches completed by 25th July.

Under the proposal, clubs would potentially have to play every three days in order for there to be enough time to also finish relegation and promotion play-offs.

The last match in the French top flight was played on 16th March and there are still ten to eleven matches left in the season. 

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