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Football: the Girondins de Bordeaux will know this Wednesday whether or not they will play in Ligue 2


Administratively demoted to National 1, the Girondins de Bordeaux still hope to be able to play in Ligue 2 next season. After having obtained a favorable opinion from the CNOSF on Monday, Bordeaux hopes to obtain the final approval of their continuation this Wednesday from the committee of the French Football Federation.

It’s a decision that can change the life of an entire club and an entire city. The Girondins de Bordeaux will know this Wednesday whether or not they will be able to play the Ligue 2 season which begins this weekend. After the favorable opinion issued by the CNOSF, the senior leaders of French football meet in the morning.

A dispute between Gérard Lopez and Noël Le Graët

Concretely, the fate of Bordeaux depends on 14 people. Among the members of the Comex of the Federation, we find in particular the president of the League Vincent Labrune, the boss of OL Jean-Michel Aulas and of course Noël Le Graët, the president of the federation who qualified two years ago. Gérard Lopez, an acrobat of finance, estimated at the beginning of the month that Bordeaux had taken somewhat insane risks.

Several good news in the Bordeaux file

Sportingly relegated to Ligue 2 at the end of the sports season, then administratively to National 1 (the third national level) in June, due to financial problems, the Girondins have since inflated their file with new elements: first, the Bordeaux commercial court assures that the club has the backs strong enough to play in Ligue 2.

Indeed, the Girondins have reduced their debt by 75%. Then, the scapular club sold its striker Sekou Mara to Southampton against a check for eleven million euros. But above all, the CNOSF issued a positive opinion and considers that the measure announced by the financial policeman is excessive.

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The FFF does not always follow the advice of the CNSOF

The verdict is expected in the early afternoon and it is a whole city that holds its breath, because the fate of this monument of French football and these 300 employees depends on the wise men of the federation who have not always followed. the CNOSF. For example, Strasbourg and Le Mans had been rejected after convincing the National Olympic Committee.

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