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Coronavirus: France ends amateur football leagues

French Football Federation says decision taken as part of efforts against COVID-19

Can Erözden   | 16.04.2020
Coronavirus: France ends amateur football leagues

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France on Thursday ended all amateur football leagues of the 2019-2020 season due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The decision was announced by the country's football body, the French Football Federation.

Hence, all non-professional divisions in France such as fourth and fifth-tier leagues, local leagues and women's second-tier league, as well as futsal competitions, have come to an end.

The champions, relegated and promoted clubs will be determined by their points in league tables as of March 13, when the French football divisions were suspended due to the virus that has claimed nearly 140,000 lives in 185 countries and regions.

Positive cases exceed 2.09 million worldwide, according to Johns Hopkins University.

France has reported 17,188 virus-linked deaths so far, and the country is in a lockdown until May 11.

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