This Sunday, January 17, the DFCO travels to Lorient, as part of the twentieth day of Ligue 1. Important in the race to maintain, it is now strongly threatened. The number of cases of positive players for covid-19 continues to increase among the Hake.
Can the match this Sunday, January 17 between Lorient and Dijon take place? While the official decision should be taken in the next few hours, doubts still hover over how the match will be held. For good reason, FC Lorient counts in its ranks eleven players tested positive for Covid-19.
In a statement published on Wednesday January 13 at 9 p.m., the club said: “Following the tests carried out this morning, four new FC Lorient players have tested positive for COVID-19. AT To date, eleven players from Lorient have been placed in solitary confinement, one of whom is not included in the official list of 30 players communicated to the Professional Football League. “
The protocol for the organization of matches, established by the LFP explains:
“A club which does not have at least twenty players, including a goalkeeper who is part of the official list of thirty players declared by the club to the LFP for the competition period in question, on the morning of the match (…) can ask the Competitions Commission to postpone the match “.
A game at stake for the fight to maintain
Sportingly, the match is of paramount importance. Eighteenth in the standings, the DFCO moves to a direct opponent in the race to maintain. The Lorient, nineteenth, are for the time being relegated but are only two points behind the players of David Linarès. A victory could allow them to overtake the Dijonnais in the standings.
Already several matches postponed for the same reason
Last October, the match between Lens and Marseille was postponed due to the positive coronavirus test “of more than 10 players” from the northern club. The professional football league then judged that the match could not be held because of this too many absences. A few days earlier, the Lensois had already seen another match postponed for the same reasons.
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