Ligue 2. In the event of relegation from Bordeaux, Villefranche will not go up

FC Villefranche-Beaujolais
FC Villefranche-Beaujolais

This is the big question that has been agitating the world of football since the announcement of the administrative demotion of the Girondins de Bordeaux to National on Tuesday. Would FC Villefranche Beaujolais then be promoted to Ligue 2? The answer is no. We explain to you.

In previous seasons and on the regulations for the 2021-2022 financial year of the Ligue 2 championship published on its site by the LFP, it was however stipulated that: “after the play-off has taken place, in the event that a club qualified for the following season in L2 BKT […] is refused this membership by decision of the DNCG […] the losing club of the play-off is fished out provided that it satisfies the conditions of participation of L2 BTT…

A point of the regulations which should therefore have signed the repechage of Villefranche, beaten during the play-offs by QRM. And besides the Caladois were convinced this Tuesday in the columns of Progress on their possibilities of accession.

EXCEPT that, during its General Assembly last December, which validated the future transition from Ligue 2 to 18 clubs, an additional point was also agreed: “The abolition of repechages in order to anticipate the reduction in the number of clubs subject to capacity with the National format and to avoid 4 descents two seasons in a row

According to information that you have been able to check with the LFP, the situation is therefore, unfortunately for the Caladois, very clear: there will be no repechage and in the event of relegation Ligue 2 was played by 19 teams with only 3 descents at the end of the season.

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