French football news

Le Mans to appeal demotion to sixth tier

July 16, 2013
By Ian Holyman, France Correspondent
Le Mans will appeal to France's Olympic Committee in a bid to get the decision to demote them to the sixth tier of French football overturned.

On the pitch, the club, in Ligue 1 only three years ago, was relegated to the Championnat National, France's third tier, after a poor Ligue 2 campaign. However, having initially been condemned to the fourth division by French football's financial watchdog, the DNCG, for their €14.4 million debt in February - a decision confirmed in June - they ...

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