France’s highest administrative court on Tuesday upheld the decision to cancel the rest of the Ligue 1 football season amid the coronavirus pandemic and suspended the relegations of Amiens and Toulouse to the second division.
The Conseil d’Etat issued its ruling after Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas and the two demoted clubs took the case to court last month in a bid to force the league to play the remaining 10 matches of the aborted season.
The league was cancelled with Paris Saint-Germain declared champions, while Lyon finished outside the European places in seventh.
The Conseil d’Etat ruled that there was “no serious doubt as to the legality of the decision” to end the season prematurely. However, it suspended the relegation of Amiens and Toulouse, ordering the French league to rethink the format of the 2020-21 season.