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Coronavirus: Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 matches examined on a case-by-case basis

No Ligue 1 or Ligue 2 match is threatened with cancellation or postponement due to the coronavirus for the next day spread from March 6 to 8, 2020. For now, the football authorities have decided , this Tuesday, to program Chambly-Le Mans, Ligue 2 match this Friday at 8 pm in Beauvais, behind closed doors “in agreement with the Prefecture of Oise” and “in the context of measures taken by public authorities s ‘acting of the coronavirus’, according to the press release from the Professional Football League.

An exceptional telephone board of directors will be held this Wednesday morning to make a new point on the subject. At this time, the LFP is maintaining the arrangement of the protocol – more handshakes between coaches and officials before the start of the match; more children accompanying the two teams when they leave the locker room. Each match is studied on a case by case basis. It is the regional prefects who decide and the League adapts to the measures decided.

For the moment, no football match has taken place behind closed doors in France due to the intensification of the virus epidemic. Chambly-Le Mans is the first, but the situation is not frozen. It evolves from day to day, even from hour to hour.

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