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The French Football Association announced on Friday that the first division players will start returning to their clubs on May 11 to conduct “full medical examinations” in order to resume the local league in June, pending the approval of the government.
The French Federation of Football and the League announced, in mid-March, the suspension of all their activities and competitions “indefinitely” due to the outbreak of the new epidemic of Coruna virus.
According to a statement of the association, its board of directors met to review the main points of a draft document on medical and health protocols presented by the association’s representative to club doctors.
The document states, “The players return to training centers in the week beginning May 11 to carry out full medical examinations, including the test for” Covid-19 “, followed by a daily monitoring period that will be detailed (…) from now until the end of April. /April”.
The association also indicated in its statement that the preferred option is still “to resume the tournaments in mid-June, subject to knowing the conditions that will be taken to ease the current quarantine measures, and the government will present them in the coming days.”
France, which announced the complete closure until at least May 11 next year, is one of the countries most affected by the Corona virus, with the number of deaths increasing to more than 21 thousand people and those infected to nearly 159 thousand, according to Friday’s statistics.
In turn, the President of the French Federation for the game Noel Le Great, on Friday, expressed his hope that the finals of the French Cup and the League Cup will take place before the resumption of the League matches.
Paris Saint-Germain is scheduled to meet Saint-Etienne in the cup final, while the Parisian team itself will face Lyon in the League Cup final.
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