Football: Sochaux stays in Ligue 2


FC Sochaux-Montbéliard will play well in the L2 championship this season. This Monday morning, the appeal commission of the DNCG (National Directorate of Management Control) has rendered a favorable decision to one of the historic clubs of the Championship of France. The Franche-Comté formation counts, indeed, 2 titles of champions of France (1935, 1938), two Coupe de France (1937, 2007) and a Cup of the League (2004).

On June 12, at first instance, Sochaux, 16th of L2 at the end of the last fiscal year last May, had been demoted from the L2 to the National, for not having presented balanced accounts. The appeal committee of the French football financial policeman then received last Thursday the FCSM, including represented by emissaries of his future owner, the Chinese group Nenking.

The latter provided the 4 million euros needed to complete their budget. Elements that, added to the sale of young Sochaux midfielder Lucien Agoumé (17 years old) to Inter Milan (L1 Italy) against a check of 4.5 million, led the DNCG to review its judgment on Monday morning.

"Following its meeting on Thursday, July 4, the Appeal Board of the National Board of Management Control decided to reverse the decision of the Control Commission of the professional clubs of the LFP with respect to the appeal FC Sochaux-Montbéliard club, initially downgraded administratively in National 1, indicates the FFF in this release. The club is being applied, instead, a measure of supervision of the wage bill and the mutations budgeted for the 2019-2020 season. "


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