The 2019/20 Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 season is effectively over after French prime minister Edouard Philippe announced that no sporting events would take place until September at the earliest.
There has been no Ligue 1 action since March 8th and no Ligue 2 football since March 9th, with all football, suspended due to the ongoing global Coronavirus pandemic.
There had been hopes that teams would return to training in May with a view to restarting the 2019/20 campaign in June in order to play out the final 10 game weeks of the season.
However, Philippe’s announcement effectively ends the season with a view to returning to training later this year with a view to kicking off 2020/21 without a hitch.
While unveiling France’s lockdown exit strategy, Philippe said, via ESPN: “Big sporting events will not be able to take place before September.
“The 2019/20 season, notably for football, will not be able to resume.”