UEFA president labels Ligue 1 cancellation as "premature"

15 May 2020

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Photo: PA Images "It's not an ideal thing because things can improve a lot and everybody can play except a few leagues. But again, if it's the decision of the government, what can the clubs do? Or the league? They cannot do anything. But for me the decision was premature. But it doesn't affect UEFA, so it's their decision," said UEFA's president, Aleksander Ceferin.

It is up to the French league and authorities to deal with the potential legal fallout from the decision.

UEFA is working on adaptations to the Financial Fair Play regulations.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

The French Football League's (LFP) decision to cancel the Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons was "premature", according to the president of UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin.

The decision, which resulted in PSG being crowned champions with 10-11 matches remaining, was made after French prime minister Edouard Philippe said "big sporting affairs" including professional football would not be allowed to return before September.

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