Multiple clubs in French’s top division, Ligue 1, have announced they will be appeal the decision to abandon the 2019-20 football season.
Prime Minister Edouard Philippe had announced on Tuesday that major sports fixtures – including those behind closed doors – will not be permitted in the country before September.
“The 2019/20 season of professional sport, notably football, won’t be able to return either,” Philippe said, speaking in Parliament about the country’s latest measures during the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Thursday the French League (LFP) announced that the final standings would be based on a points-per game ratio.
The decision means that Paris Saint-Germain have been declared Ligue 1 champions for the third consecutive year, and Lorient have been crowned Ligue 2 champions and will be promoted to the top division with second-place Lens.
PSG said they wished to dedicate the title “to healthcare staff and all the everyday heroes on the front line”.