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The LFP announce the abolition of the Coupe de la Ligue competition

The French league governing body, the LFP, have this afternoon announced the abolition of the yearly league cup competition, the Coupe de la Ligue with immediate effect, starting next season.

The LFP, in a surprising turn of events, has announced its immediate suspension in a decision that will: “lighten the competition schedule, give players more recovery time and offer an additional place in the European Cups via the Ligue 1 classification at the end of the 2020-2021 season.”

The LFP adds that they reserve the right to reinstate the competition at any point – multiple sources indicate that the decision was made following a lack of bids for the TV rights.

 

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