Les Herbiers qualified after extra time for the semi-finals of the Coupe de France, against Lens, on February 27, 2018. - JEAN-SEBASTIEN EVRARD / AFP

The extension at the end of the regular time of the matches of Coupe de France has been removed from the competition by the French Football Federation, except for the final, as of next season, according to the new regulations published Monday by the FFF.

"From the 1st round to the semi-finals included, in the event of a draw after the regulation time, the teams will decide directly by the kick-to-goal test, under the conditions set by the Laws of the Game ", Indicates the new regulations of the Coupe de France, acted on Monday June 22 by the Executive Committee and put on line Monday.

The season will be long ...

As in last season's Coupe de la Ligue, an event that will disappear from the calendar in 2020-2021, shots on goal will directly determine the outcome of the matches, except for the final where the extension of twice fifteen minutes has been maintained.

This development, potentially favorable to surprises because it advances the indecisive penalty shootout, goes in the direction of a reduction in the pace in pro football, dear to the president of the FFF Noël Le Graët.

The 2020-2021 season promises to be particularly long for players with the highlight of the Euro, initially planned for 2020 and postponed to June-July 2021 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.


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