Paris Saint-Germain will be declared Ligue 1 champions after the Professional Football League (LFP) in France confirmed that the 2019-20 Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 seasons have been ended, sources have told ESPN.
French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe declared on Tuesday that football will return “before September,” which made it impossible for French professional football to finish its domestic campaigns.
The LFP have decided to leave the tables as they stand after the last match was played, and will confirm Paris Saint-Germain as champions for the third consecutive year.
This is in contrast to the Dutch Eredivisie, which also took the league table as final but did not award the championship to leaders Ajax and cancelled promotion and relegation.
Lorient and Lens will both be returning to the top tier based on their Ligue 2 positions when play was halted.
As the third tier Championnat National is under French Football Federation (FFF) jurisdiction, they will decide the fate of the promoted teams in that competition with the LFP, as two must come down. Orleans are adrift at the bottom but 18th-placed Niort and 19th-placed Le Mans are both on 26 points.
ESPN’s Julien Laurens contributed to this report.