the Coupe de la Ligue will disappear next season

Unable to find a broadcaster for its competition, the professional football league decided Wednesday to "suspend" next year.

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The League Cup will stop at the end of the season.
The League Cup will stop at the end of the season. PHILIPPE HUGUEN / AFP

The last effort to save the League Cup will not have had any effect. After not having found a broadcaster last December for the competition, the third at the national level, the Professional Football League (LFP) announced Wednesday, September 18, " to suspend " from next season the highly contested Cup, opposing the clubs of first and second divisions since 1994.

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"This decision will lighten the competition schedule, give players more recovery time and offer an additional place in the European Cup via the Ligue 1 standings at the end of the 2020-2021 season. ", says the LFP, in a statement.

In May, the president of the Premier League union, Bernard Caïazzo, regrouping the main clubs of Ligue 1, announced to work on two tracks for "Revitalize" a competition breathless and marked by the disinterest of the public and clubs. Neither of these two assumptions convinced the LFP Board of Directors, according to The Team, who voted Wednesday for the suppression of this competition as early as next season.

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If the LFP does not completely bury the League Cup and "Reserves the right to restart this competition later", the winner of the 2019-2020 edition will, at the moment, be the last to lift the golden trophy, designed in 2002 by the artist Pablo Reinoso.


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