the FFF on the verge of saving the Girondins de Bordeaux

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Girondins de Bordeaux supporters can finally breathe. After the verdict of the DNCG appeal committee and the demotion of the Bordeaux people to National 1 pronounced on June 14, the people of Bordeaux could have had a lot of worries about the survival of their club. But since then, the abandonment of 75% of the debt, i.e. approximately €40 million, as well as the sequestration of €14 million from Gérard Lopez’s holding company had convinced the French National Olympic and Sports Council (CNOSF) to issue a favorable opinion.

And according to the latest information from Parisianthe executive committee of the French Federation (FFF), which will meet urgently by videoconference this Wednesday, should follow the advice of the CNOSF and vote for the reinstatement of the club with the scapular in Ligue 2. “Bordeaux has made significant efforts to present the elements allowing to remove a certain number of doubts (…) so that the measure pronounced (by the appeal commission of the federal DNCG) today appears excessive”had assured the committee, in a press release relayed by The Parisian.

Bordeaux should start their season against Valenciennes

Nothing is official for the moment, but Bordeaux should therefore start next season in Ligue 2 against Valenciennes, this Saturday for the kick-off of the first day. The arguments of the Bordeaux management would have recently convinced the majority of the 14 members of the Comex, chaired by Noël Le Graët, the president of the French Football Federation.

Still according to the Parisian daily, aid for relegation (€7 million), the contribution of the CVC company (€8.25 million), a rent deferral concerning the Matmut Atlantique (€5 million in savings) , but also the 11 million euros recovered thanks to the sale of Sékou Mara to Southampton would have convinced the authorities to keep Bordeaux in Ligue 2. A sigh of relief for Gérard Lopez, much criticized in recent weeks.

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