PSG 'crowned French Ligue 1 champions' despite scrapping of season

Paris Saint-Germain have been handed the Ligue 1 title despite the 2019-20 campaign being cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports.

WITHIN NIGERIA recalls that Ligue 1 and all other major European football leagues suspended their domestic competitions due to the Coronavirus pandemic ravaging Europe and the rest of the world.

With a 12-point lead and a game in hand, the gap to Les Parisiens would have been considered practically insurmountable under normal circumstances.

France's Prime Minister Edouard Philippe stated that the return of games would not be authorized before September, even behind closed doors, as part of the next stage of the country's lockdown plans.

In a statement, Philippe said: "The big sporting affairs cannot occur before September. The 2019-20 football season cannot return."

It is not yet known whether any teams will be relegated to Ligue 2, with Nimes, Amiens, and Toulouse facing an anxious wait over their topflight future.

This is coming less than a week after the Dutch topflight league canceled their season.

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