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Soccer: a restoration and issues for Ligue 1

Resume with shortness of breath for Ligue 1 soccer this weekend. Lower than a yr later the collapse of his previous nearly unique station Mediapro ; the French soccer elite stays at an obstacle as a result of affect of the well being disaster and the bursting of the inflationary bubble shaped round their audiovisual rights; whereas the summer time switch market; which historically permits golf equipment to beautify their accounts; it is lovely restful.

-The golf equipment are financially exhausted. We’re within the marrow –; warned in mid-July; in- L’Equipe –; the president of the DNCG; the monetary management authority of the golf equipment; Jean-Marc Mickeler. The truth is; French skilled soccer misplaced 730 million euros final  season; considering a debt forgiveness of greater than 250 million by shareholders. -Extra worrisome;– he mentioned; accrued working losses prior the transfers reached $ 1.4 billion.

Difficult state of affairs

On this context; Jean-Marc Mickeler didn’t exclude chapter functions within the occasion of non-payment of the 332 million euros for this batch of tv rights; which is the topic of the dispute between beIN Sports activities -which obtained it- and Canal +; of which beIN had sublicensed. The matches performed behind closed doorways as a result of fourth wave additionally penalized the golf equipment.

-The state of affairs isjournaltimeplicated for everybody. We had the double penalty with Covid and Mediapro. You acquire to let two or three years to pass someone or something quickly.. The central level is the virus –;journaltimements the president of the modern group that teams collectively the- professional –United Soccer golf equipment. Laurent Nicollin ; additionally president of the Montpellier Hérault Sport Membership. The latter; nonetheless; underlines “the return to normality” on the start of the season with the reopening of the stadiums to the general public. “We really feel daft”; additionally rejoices; on this sense; the president of the supervisory board of AS Saint-Etienne; Bernard Caïazzo. Nonetheless; the risk to well being can nonetheless lead to partial calibers; as in Montpellier. Additionally; as a consequence of deprive of visibility; subscription campaigns needed to be postponed.

Secluded dependency

Overhead all; remembers the guide and founding father of the Sports activities Enterprise Observatory Vincent Chaudel; “many of the golf equipment keep away” since they receive a apt portion of their ijournaltimee with these nationwide audiovisual rights. Some; PSG in thoughts; can; as an alternative; to rely on someone for support when you need it most. the ijournaltimee derived from their participation within the European cups; initially the Champions League. “There’s a powerful danger of polarization of the L1”; emphasizes on this capability Vincent Chaudel; whereas insisting on “the must be efficient at European stage to draw cash.”

Nonetheless; L1 suffers an “abandonment” with respect to the Main Leagues; on the present foundation of its tv rights; or 624 million to which is added a sum of round 75 million for the worldwide: “Though the issue of the lot 3 is resolved; L1 has half of the Italian Serie A; the third of the Spanish League; and 1/6me of the English Premier League –; explains Vincent Chaudel.


As well as; the interrogate of the “adaptation of the financial mannequin” of French soccer stays raised greater than ever; factors out the top of financial research and associations on the Limoges  middle for Regulation and Economics of Sport; Christophe Lepetit. If this discovering appears to be a consensus; the dedication of its modalities is not going to be simple past the passage; already registered; of the L1 from 20 to 18 golf equipment. Though the golf equipment acquire made an effort to decrease their payroll; the notion of ​​a cap; for which the DNCG president has been overtly pleading for over a yr ; clearly nonetheless debated. “A wage cap”? Why not. However the system should not favor the huge golf equipment and create inequalities –; observes Laurent Nicollin. Another choice being thought of is lowering the variety of participant contracts per squad.

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