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LFP sets dates for Ligue 1 & Ligue 2’s 2020/21 season!

At a meeting on Friday, June 26 and after taking note of the decisions of the LFP General Assembly of June 23 and the Federal Assembly of June 26, the LFP Board of Directors has relegated Amiens SC and Toulouse FC to Ligue 2 and confirmed the promotion to Ligue 1 of FC Lorient and RC Lens.

The new general calendar for the 2020-2021 season has also been adopted.

Ligue 1

In Ligue 1, the first day of matches of the 2020-21 season is scheduled for the weekend of August 22/23, 2020. In connection with UEFA and due to the UEFA Europa League and UEFA Champions League finals scheduled for respectively August 21 and 23, the fixture for this first matchday may undergo some adjustments to avoid scheduling conflicts.

Five matchdays of Ligue 1 (MD15, MD17, MD18, MD20 and MD23) will take place in midweek.

Matchday 17, scheduled for Wednesday, December 23, will be the last day of the calendar year before the winter break. The resumption of the championship in 2021 (Matchday 18) will take place in midweek, on Wednesday January 6, 2021.

The 38th and final Matchday of Ligue 1 for the 2020-21 season has been scheduled for Sunday, May 23, 2021, with all matches kicking off simultaneously.

The Ligue 1 Playoffs, pitting the 18th-placed team from Ligue 1 against the winner of the Ligue 2 Playoffs, is set for Thursday, May 27 (first leg) and Sunday, May 30, 2021 (second leg).

Coupe de la Ligue

The 26th final of the Coupe de la Ligue between Paris Saint-Germain and Olympique Lyonnais, originally scheduled for Saturday, April 4, 2020 and postponed due to the health crisis, will be played on Friday, July 31, 2020 at 20:45 CET at the Stade de France.

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