No must search for the strongman of French soccer, he has his workplace on Boulevard de Grenelle in Paris and known as Noël Le Graët (78 years previous). In latest days, the president of the French Soccer Federation (FFF) had made it clear that he would oppose a transition from the League 2 championship from 20 to 22 golf equipment for the 2020-2021 season.
" The 2 regulatory descents deliberate for the 2019-2020 season are maintained and the Ligue 2 championship will stay at 20 golf equipment for the 2020-2021 season ", Particulars the FFF in a press launch.
Not surprisingly, the manager committee of the federation adopted the recommendation of its boss on Wednesday and vetoed the choice made on Could 20 by the Skilled Soccer League (LFP). The 40 elite golf equipment had adopted by a slim majority (57%) an distinctive enlargement to 22 golf equipment permitting to save lots of the relegables, Le Mans (19e) and Orleans (20e) whereas welcoming the graduates from Pau (1er Nationwide) and Dunkirk (2e from Nationwide).
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After putting all its network and its political weight so that professional football does not resume in France this season, Noël Le Graët was once more profitable. It should be mentioned that the texts have been with him. The rules stipulate that the FFF govt committee can take cost "To probably reform them, of all the selections taken by the Meeting and by the elected or appointed our bodies of the LFP, which it might take into account opposite to the most effective curiosity of soccer or to the statutes and rules".
On this case, the president of the FFF (and ex-boss of the LFP between 1991 and 2000) feared that the choice to authorize a League 2 to 22 may trigger a precedent. In spite of everything, Ligue 1 and the varied newbie championships have additionally seen their season come to an abrupt finish with ups and downs. And subsequently sad.
Le Mans sentenced to objective distinction
Moreover, Amiens and Toulouse (19e and 20e in Ligue 1) have already seized the Council of State to contest their relegation and plead for an elite at 22 subsequent season. To provide purpose to Ligue 2 would have legitimized this step and Mr. Le Graët particularly didn’t want it.
However for Orleans and particularly Le Mans, the choice shouldn’t be simple to swallow. On the finish of the season and with ten video games left, the Manceaux have been 19e tied on factors with 18e, Niort. An unfavorable objective distinction (-15 in opposition to -11) was subsequently deadly to a membership simply promoted and returned from hell (passage via 6e division) after submitting for chapter in 2013.
Even when their probabilities of profitable their case are slim, Orleans and Le Mans leaders can nonetheless attraction to the French Nationwide Olympic and Sports activities Committee (CNOSF). However within the meantime, they may begin subsequent season in Nationwide.