The French Football Association has set August 23 as the initial date for the start of the 2020-2021 season.
Today, Friday, the French Football Association has set a starting date for the start of the new season (2020-2021) competitions, which will be on August 23, as the association hopes to complete the current suspended season due to the outbreak of the Corona virus “Covid-19”.
In light of the lack of clarity about the vision of the fate of the current season and when it can be resumed, the League started thinking about the scenarios for the next season.
In Friday’s meeting, the league set August 23 as the first date for the launch of the Liga 1 wheel, a day after the start of the 2020-2021 season for the second Liga 2, according to sources told AFP. And L’Equipe.
One of these sources indicated that this date “provides clear grounds”, stressing at the same time that it “remains linked to the schedule of UEFA competitions and the development of the health status.”
Another source said that setting the date “allows for guaranteeing the next season” when the new period of television broadcasting rights (2020-2024) is due to start, and whose revenues are expected to cross the threshold of one billion euros for the first time.
There is ambiguity about the date of the resumption of matches in Europe, as most of the championships are currently suspended until further notice, as are the European club clubs for the game (Champions League and European League).
The Slovenian President of the “UEFA”, Slovenian Alexander Ceverin, had previously confirmed that the federation puts different possibilities for the course of the remainder of the season, but he warned against losing it completely unless it was possible to resume by the end of June.