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French Cup and French League Cup could affect Europa League places

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Pin Lille will play in the Europa League next season. AFP
Lille will play in the Europa League next season. AFP

French Cup and French League Cup could affect Europa League places

BeSoccer by BeSoccer @besoccer_com - 0 370

The LFP ended the competition by announcing the league champions, promotion and relegation as well as the teams who have qualified for the Champions League and Europa League. That said, who plays in the Europa League could be affected by what happens in the French Cup and French League Cup finals.

The LFP decided to declare PSG the Ligue 1 champions, as well as confirming the teams promoted, relegated and who would play in the Champions League and Europa League.

PSG won the title, Marseille in second and Rennes in third will all play in the Champions League.

The complicated part is the Europa League: Lille, Reims and Nice finished fourth, fifth and sixth respectively. Lille will definitely play in the Europa League, but Nice and Reims could have to wait until August.  

That is because the cup finals have been suspended. The French Cup final is between PSG and St Etienne while the last ever French League Cup final is between PSG and Lyon. If St Etienne or Lyon win their final, they will qualify for the Europa League. 

If the finals are cancelled or PSG win both, then Nice and Reims will play in the Europa League. If PSG win one of the two finalds, Reims will play in the Europa League, but Nice will miss out at the expense of the team who beat PSG in the final. The finals could well be played in August. If they cannot, they will be cancelled.

The final decision will be made by the French Government, but if they do take place, Reims and Nice will be PSG fans for two nights. 

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