Why there will be no matches on May 5 in France

Why there will be no matches on May 5 in France
Why there will be no matches on May 5 in France

Those who had based their next Sunday on a French football-couch combo will have to review their plan. Indeed, no professional meeting will be played this Sunday, May 5, as now provided for by the law of October 20, 2021, which establishes the sanctification of this date in the calendar in tribute to the victims of the Furiani tragedy which occurred on May 5, 1992. This day – there, part of a stand collapsed before the Coupe de France semi-final between Bastia and OM, causing the death of 19 people and injuring more than 2,300 people.

This law modified the sports code so that “no match” of Ligue 1, Ligue 2, Coupe de France and the Champions Trophy is played on May 5. Amateur Sunday footballers are authorized to play but the text nevertheless indicates the organization of a minute of silence and the wearing of a black armband on May 5.

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There will therefore exceptionally be two L1 matches played this Friday (TFC-Montpellier at 7 p.m. and Lens-Lorient at 9 p.m.) and one Monday (Lille-Lyon at 9 p.m.).

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