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the FFF rejects the challenge of a Ligue 2 to 22 golf equipment

Supported by nearly all of French skilled golf equipment, the concept of ​​a Ligue 2 to 22 golf equipment (two promoted, no relegated) was rejected by the French Soccer Federation.

No change of tone on the aspect of the "Fed". True to the ideas of its president Noël Le Graët, the French Soccer Federation (FFF) rejected, Wednesday, Could 27, the enlargement of Ligue 2 to 22 groups, thus disavowing skilled golf equipment, and relegating Le Mans and Orleans to Nationwide 1.

Supporter assumed of the upkeep of promotions and relegations on all phases of soccer, newbie as skilled, Le Graët satisfied the chief committee of the FFF to go in opposition to this reform, voted every week earlier by a small majority (57% of the votes) by the overall meeting of the Skilled Soccer League (LFP).

Even when this meeting brings collectively all of the French skilled golf equipment, in addition to representatives of all of the households of soccer, it’s certainly the "Comex" of the FFF, made up of a dozen leaders of golf equipment, regional leagues and districts below the aegis of the Federation boss, who has the final word decision-making energy.

He’s actually approved, in keeping with his normal laws in addition to the conference binding the League to the Federation, to take up "all choices besides in disciplinary issues", "to presumably reform them, as quickly as he judges them opposite to the 'greatest pursuits of soccer or the statutes and laws ". And this, even when this identical conference authorizes an L2 with as much as "twenty-two golf equipment at most".

"Unfair and merciless" for Le Mans and Orléans

"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," stated the FFF in a last assertion.

This energy of "evocation" dangers signing the tip of hopes for Le Mans and Orléans, respectively 19e and 20e of second division on the time of the early stoppage of the championship due to pandemic and which appeared like the large winners of the reform initially accepted by the golf equipment. Pau and Dunkirk, on the head of Nationwide 1, are, for his or her half, effectively and actually promoted in Ligue 2.

In a joint press launch, the Le Mans and Orleans golf equipment introduced that that they had taken notice of this rejection, saying they had been "dissatisfied" with an "unjust and merciless determination".

If the enlargement to 22 groups had been validated, these two groups would have been an exception in French soccer, being the one relegation of their division to not expertise a descent to the decrease stage in France.

Pandora's field

And this had not escaped the frustration of different modalities for stopping the championships, like Toulouse or Lyon in L1.

The President of Toulouse, Olivier Sadran, had thus raised the existence of "two completely different guidelines", in remarks reported by the every day L'Équipe. And his Lyonnais counterpart, Jean-Michel Aulas, raised "an issue of fairness" giving "lots of arguments" in favor of the authorized appeals filed by OL. Many newbie golf equipment have additionally filed appeals to problem their relegations.

The FFF, by its determination, appears to cut back the authorized leeway of those disgruntled golf equipment. However it could sound the beginning of different procedures, if Le Mans or Orleans had been to problem their relegation in court docket.

"We’ll now meet with our advisers to contemplate the follow-up to be given to this determination," stated the 2 golf equipment.

However, the query of attainable roadblocks between the L2 and the Nationwide 1, claimed by the Boulogne-sur-Mer membership, 3e of the third division, was not talked about by the FFF. The League (LFP) has not dominated on this both, even when the play-offs and play-offs between Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 have been canceled. Which maybe heralds different treatments.

With AFP