Monegasques and Lyonnais brought to China for a Ligue 1 match? According to The team, the Professional Football League has the idea of relocating this shock of the 23rd day in China in order to promote the French championship internationally.
Why this match and this day? Still according to the French daily, this date – the 23rd day is scheduled between Friday February 4 and Sunday February 6 – was chosen by the body because it is not located near European Cup matches or selections. .
In addition, Olympique Lyonnais has a Chinese shareholder and sponsors while Dimitri Rybolovlev, president of AS Monaco, has many commercial links with the Asian country. This is why the two clubs concerned have given their agreement to the LFP for the relocation of the meeting.
Normally, only Champions Trophy matches are delocalized. This is why the LFP must wait for the approval of FIFA for the issuance of this ASM-OL. The League, supported by Vincent Labrune would be confident in a period when FIFA seeks support for its World Cup project every two years.