French soccer ending Coup de La Ligue

PSG's Kylian Mbappe lifts the Coupe de la Ligue trophy.
Kylian Mbappe lifts the Coupe de la Ligue trophy in 2018.

The French soccer league says it is ending the League Cup competitors after this season’s version.

The choice comes because the European Membership Affiliation pushes for cuts in nationwide fixture schedules to create extra space for an expanded Champions League in 2024.

The French league cites industrial causes and says the Coupe de la Ligue could possibly be relaunched in future years.

Ending the second-tier cup additionally reduces fixtures, provides gamers extra relaxation, and creates an additional Europa League qualifying spot to reward a high-ranking end in Ligue 1, the league says.

“After assembly on September 18, the executive council after which the overall meeting of the LFP determined to droop the organisation of the Coupe de la Ligue after the 2019-20 version, the league stated in a press release.

“Relying on market circumstances, the LFP reserves the appropriate to relaunch the competitors at a later date.

“This choice permits the calendar of competitions to be eased, giving higher time for gamers to get better and it additionally gives an additional European spot by way of Ligue 1 from 2020-21.”

This season, France’s third Europa League entry went to final season’s League Cup winner Strasbourg, which was eradicated in qualifying playoffs.

Europe’s prime golf equipment need to take away second-tier nationwide cup competitions to ease fixture congestion and assist its push for extra Champions League video games.