Five matches of the championship of France of football was postponed to an indefinite date because of the mass protests, informs the official website of Ligue 1.
This weekend will definitely not be these games: Monaco – nice, Toulouse, Lyon, St Ettien – Marseille, Angers, Bordeaux and PSG – Montpellier. The matches were scheduled for 7-9 December.
Also, there’s a possibility to be moved all 17-th round.
Last week protest the “yellow jackets” against rising fuel prices escalated into mass riots and fights with police. The French authorities have agreed to introduce a moratorium on price increases for gasoline.
In the tournament table of the championship of France PSG after 16 rounds single-handedly takes first place with 44 points. Lille, which occupies the 2nd place, having scored 30 points. Followed by Montpellier, Lyon, Marseille, Saint-Etienne, nice and other commands.
The protests in France
Regarding the current situation, said the President of Lyon Jean-Michel Ola:
“Maybe the whole tour will be canceled. This decision, which reflects the current mess in society. You must worship the force of events, it’s a bit like the situation with the Kharkov and the military situation in it. We have to adapt to it”, – quotes the words Ola Eurosport.
In France the citizens are protesting against the increase in fuel prices, as well as against the policy of reforms of President Emmanuel Macron. The demonstrators block the roads, build barricades, police throw smoke bombs and flares, and the police in response used against them water cannons and tear gas.
Note that December 12, Lyon, and Kiev will play against Shakhtar in the 6th round of the Champions League. This match will be decisive for the “miners” and “the weavers”.
We will add that game against Lyon was moved from Kharkiv to Kiev in connection with the military situation.
Shakhtar vs Lyon in Kiev
The match of the sixth round of a group round of League of Champions between Donetsk “Shakhtar” and the French “Lyon” because martial law was moved from Kharkiv to Kiev.
As reported on the official site of UEFA, the match will be held on December 12 at the NSC “Olympic”. Start – 22:00 Kyiv time.
Note, in case of a victory over Olympique Lyonnais, Shakhtar will advance to the 1/8 finals of the most prestigious club tournament of Europe.
Shakhtar vs Lyon moved from Kharkiv to Kiev
Initially the match “Shakhtar” – “Lyon” was held in Kharkiv at the Metallist sports complex – the home stadium of the Pitmen.
“On the start of ticket sales will be announced later. Stay tuned. Also in the near future expect to the official website information about refunds for tickets purchased for the match in Kharkiv”, – reported in “the miner”.
We will remind, the Executive Committee of the Union of European football associations (UEFA) banned to compete in regions where martial law, according to a release from UEFA.
The decision was taken at a UEFA Executive Committee on Monday, December 3.
It is also noted that the Executive Committee of UEFA has banned matches in places accessible only through a region where martial law.
Previously UEFA has announced that the postponed home game of the Europa League Shakhtar Donetsk – Arsenal London from Poltava to Kiev in connection with the imposition of martial law in some regions of Ukraine.
As reported by the portal Znayu famous football player called for support for Ukraine.
Dave Zakarian has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Koz Post, Dave Zakarian worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella.