The women's football D1 summit meeting between Olympique Lyonnais and Paris SG, initially scheduled for Saturday (9:00 p.m.), was postponed due to several positive cases of Covid-19 among Parisians, the Federation announced on Friday.
"On the recommendation of the Ile-de-France Regional Health Agency", it was decided to postpone this meeting, according to the FFF, organizer of the French Women's D1 Championship currently dominated by Parisiennes, one point ahead of the Lyonnaises, title holders.
A few minutes before this announcement, the Paris SG had formalized that "three of its players have tested positive for Covid-19", as well as a member of the staff, on the eve of the shock of the D1.
The capital club had not wished to reveal the identity of the people concerned, while the coach Olivier Echouafni had, however, a little earlier, assured in a press conference that his group was "complete".
"Why did the FFF not cancel the match against Switzerland after Eugenie (Le Sommer) tested positive?"
asked Lyon goalkeeper Sarah Bouhaddi on Twitter, referring to her partner's positive test before a friendly match for the France team at the end of February, maintained.
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In theory, the postponement is only considered "if 4 players or more" are affected, according to the protocol of the FFF.
But she said she had to comply with the recommendations of the ARS, which prevented PSG from moving to Lyon on Saturday.
A trip initially planned by train.
If the date of the rescheduling of the meeting has not been set for the moment, it could come after the possible double confrontation between the two teams in the Champions League, due to a too busy schedule before, it was indicated. the FFF.
OL and PSG must indeed face each other in the quarter-finals of the C1 on March 23 or 24 then on March 31 or April 1, provided that PSG validates its qualification for the quarter-finals, well under way after its victory 5 in 0 in the first leg against Prague.
This eighth-final second leg, scheduled for Wednesday in the Czech Republic, is it threatened?
The UEFA regulations are more flexible on the issue: according to its protocol, the body can authorize the postponement of a match "if less than 13 players registered in the official list or no goalkeeper are available".
With 43 points against 42 for OL players, PSG hopes to win their first French women's D1 title, on the strength of their success in the first leg this fall (1-0).
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