Ligue 1-Ligue 2: Covid-19 protocol lightened for the end of the season

To avoid having too many matches postponed by the end of the season, the Professional Football League has decided to review its health protocol.

It was an expected measure. The Professional Football League (LFP) on Wednesday lightened its medical protocol, increasing the number of positive cases for the coronavirus in a workforce from which a club can request the postponement of a championship match, AFP learned.

A Ligue 1 or Ligue 2 match is now likely to be postponed from 16 positive cases identified among the list of 30 players making up the workforce of a club, confirming information from the Parisian.

A decision to avoid too many postponements

Previously, this bar was set at 11 cases. Consequently, a club “which does not have at least fifteen players including a goalkeeper” negative for Covid-19 before a meeting may ask the Competitions Commission to postpone its match. This decision, adopted by the board of directors, was taken in order to avoid the postponement of one or more matches to the month of June, reserved for an international period of preparation for the Euro in particular.

Tuesday evening, Toulouse, vying for the rise in Ligue 1, asked for the postponement of its next two meetings (against Pau on Saturday and Le Havre on April 27), relying on the 12 positive cases in its workforce. A request that may not be able to be completed due to the modification of the protocol.

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