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Ligue 1 clubs could boycott Monaco

May 10, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Bordeaux president Jean-Louis Triaud has lent his support to Ligue 1 presidents who are threatening to boycott playing Monaco next season.

Monaco, managed by Claudio Ranieri, are on the verge of clinching promotion back to the top flight after a two-year absence, but the principality club's imminent return has led to an escalating row and caused Ligue 1 clubs to question their privileged financial status.

A 19th-century agreement between France and Monaco means foreign players ...

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