Coronavirus: Soccer back in France

Published by Alexandre G. · Published on 22 June 2020 at 13h00 · Updated on 22 June 2020 at 15h24
After the Professional Soccer League (LFP) and French Football Federation (FFF) sent to the Ministry of sports the essential health protocol to resume soccer and so that crowds can go back to stadiums, the government gives its green light to soccer and other collective sports. From Monday June 22, “normal” soccer practice is allowed.

New twist in the French soccer world. The Ligue de Football Professionnel and the Fédération française de football have come up with a health protocol to resume “normal” practice of soccer. The ministry of sports announced this Saturday June 20 that practicing soccer was allowed from June 22.

In the text, this very complete protocol offers several options to the Minister of Sports so that they only “have to tick the boxes” someone close to the case said on BFM. A document that will have before being definitively approved to be thoroughly studied by the Health Minister, the Upper Health Authority, the Scientific Committee and even Matignon and the Elysée. Resuming soccer crystalized a part of the public opinion on the executive’s shifting decisions, and on lack of speeches we heard these past weeks from leadership bodies.

An announcement that applies to soccer, as well as all collective sports, still on hold even though lockdown has been mainly lifted. So, “normal” soccer practice is allowed from June 22, as initially planned by the executive. It means that professional and amateur clubs will be able to host collective training sessions again, without having to adapt to health measures extremely difficult to implement.

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Dates and Opening Time
Starts 22 June 2020

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