Ligue 2, Le Graët: “A logical and clear decision”

The president of the FFF motivated and said he was pleased with the vote in his committee which prevented the transition from Ligue 2 to 22 clubs next season.

Ligue 2 competes against 20 clubs next season. Regardless of the clubs in the electricity room and the league who had found an agreement to move to 22, exceptionally due to the health crisis linked to Covid-19, but the FFF’s coming decided otherwise by canceling this decision by a vote on Wednesday. In an interview with L’Equipe, Noël Le Graët, open to Ligue 2 to 22, welcomed this decision and motivated it.

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“I was on this subject several times, so I preferred not to take part in the vote. I gave the word to all members of the comex and then the vote was organized for the first time, This is a very important decision, I preferred that everyone could express themselves without embarrassment, which makes our decision even stronger. It could be done without it being possible to say that voters could not really do what they wanted. “, explained the FFF president.

“We’re a little stuck”

“It’s a logical and clear decision by a united and responsible comx. It should have been taken last week in the league. We used the same system for all professional and amateur clubs. We can’t be accused of” cronyism. For 90% of the observers, what we have done is consistent. I am very calm, we apply the rules that are ours. We are fair in our decisions. There are already several files that have been uploaded to CNOSF and that are favorable for us. After that, I was never opposed to clubs defending their interests“, added the French leader.

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Noël Le Graët mentioned the calendar and hopes to play in August: “We need to get things back on track as soon as possible and get back to the calendar. We are subject to the decisions of the UEFA Executive Committee on the Champions League, for boys and girls. Meet this Wednesday and moved back to June 17. We are also a bit stuck. We also have to wait for what the Prime Minister will say on Thursday. “

“If we can have matches in August, it would not be bad. We would start with the Cups, then the League Cup because Lyon could play in the Champions League, August 7 or 8, his return game against Juventus, even if not confirmed It is therefore better that Lyonnais plays before the final of the Coupe de France, which is played in stages, but we have to wait until mid-June to fix our dates in August“, concluded the FFF president.