The general assembly of the LFP which was held this Thursday in Paris voted by a very large majority in favor of a Ligue 1 with 18 clubs. The change will be effective from the 2023-2024 season.
The change is made. This Thursday, the general assembly of the LFP which was held in Paris recorded the tightening of the Ligue 1 championship to 18 clubs and not 20 as currently. It is with an overwhelming majority that the formations of L1 and L2 expressed themselves in favor of this change: 97.28% for, 2.72% against. The only vote against is that of FC Metz. This 18-club championship will be effective from the 2023-2024 season.
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Four descents in 2023
This means that there will be four descents in Ligue 2 at the end of the 2022-2023 season for only two climbs. This same season, there will be only two climbs in Ligue 2 which remains at 20 clubs. From the 2023-2024 fiscal year, there will be two runs and a jump-off in Ligue 2. Ditto for the National’s accession to L2. The National also remains at 18 clubs.
“The change in the format of the competitions is the first step in a more comprehensive reform to promote Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 in anticipation of the next round of commercialization of post-2024 TV rights”, indicates the LFP.
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