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Toulouse & Amiens relegated to Ligue 2 (again) following LFP General Assembly vote

The LFP, French football’s professional league body, announced in a communiqué this morning that a proposal to play a 22-team 2020/21 Ligue 1 campaign was voted down by its General Assembly this morning, with 75% voting to maintain a 20-team format for next season.

This sees Toulouse and Amiens, who had been fighting legal battles to remain in the French top flight after being relegated from the division despite the 2019/20 season being truncated by 10 matchdays following the COVID-19 outbreak, relegated administratively yet again.

The reason that the LFP had to re-vote on this matter was that the National Court had ruled that the initial decision made in April to relegate the two sides was unlawful as the league body’s reasoning for why they could not remain in Ligue 1 next season was made in accordance with a charter signed between the LFP and the FFF which will expire on 30th June.

The charter to take its place is also expected stipulate that the top two divisions will contain 20 teams in them each and is due to be finalised in the next FFF Executive Committee meeting.

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