This Friday, France enters a new period of confinement, for a minimum period of one month. This had the effect of suspend certain amateur competitions, especially in football and rugby. The Deputy Minister for Sports, Roxana Maracineanu, said professional sport will continue. But some staff are affected by the Covid-19, and meetings had to be postponed for the coming weekend. Update on the various postponements, discipline by discipline.
In League 1, the first match will be played on Saturday. The meeting between Olympique de Marseille and RC Lens, which was to be held this Friday, has been postponed. A dozen cases of Covid-19 were still reported in the artesian workforce. As a reminder, last weekend, the Sang et Or had already seen their match postponed. It was against the FC Nantes.
In League 2, a meeting was also postponed: Niort – Grenoble. The Isérois still have several positive cases in their ranks. On the other hand, only one match is on the program in National, and no postponement is to be reported in D1 Women. However, the 6th round of the Coupe de France which was to be held this weekend will not take place. The competition was suspended until December 1 by the FFF.
While no Pro D2 match has been postponed between Thursday and Sunday, the Top 14 can’t say the same. Two meetings will not take place. Bayonne – Toulon and Lyon – Montpellier have been postponed due to cases of Covid-19 in the Bayonnais and Lyon workforce.
While waiting for a decision from the National Basketball League on the continuation of professional competitions, the body has decided to postpone the Elite and Pro B days scheduled for this weekend. On the other hand, the Women’s League is maintained. Regarding the Elite, no day has yet come to an end. Each time, at least one game was postponed.
In Starligue, it is the hecatomb. This Thursday, it is the meeting between HBC Nantes and Créteil, scheduled for Sunday, which has been postponed. This brings to six the number of matches that will not take place out of the eight scheduled between Thursday and Sunday. Indeed, the Istres – Chartes, Cesson-Rennes – Chambéry, Dunkirk – Nîmes, Toulouse – Tremblay and Saint-Raphaël – Aix posters will not be held. In Proligue, the Angers Sco and Strasbourg match, initially scheduled for Friday, will not take place, according to our information. The meeting between Cherbourg and Valence has also been postponed.
Apart from Cambrai – Paris, Tours – Sète and Tourcoing – Narbonne, League A and League B fixtures should go ahead as planned, indicated the National Volleyball League, this Thursday, the day after the announcements of the President of the Republic.
The Magnus League is also affected by the postponements, since the five meetings on Friday have been postponed. The match between the Dukes of Angers and Briançon, scheduled for Sunday, will not take place on this date either.