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Ligue 2: who would be drafted in the event of demotion from Bordeaux to National?

Ligue 2: who would be drafted in the event of demotion from Bordeaux to National?
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The DNCG pronounced this Tuesday the demotion of the Bordeaux club in National 1. But what would happen if the Girondins could not finally play in Ligue 2 after examination of their future appeal?

Gérard Lopez and the management of the Girondins do not want to panic but Bordeaux may well not play in Ligue 2 next season. Downgraded to National 1 by the DNCG on Tuesday, the Bordeaux club will appeal this sanction and has about two weeks to prepare for its next hearing before the financial policeman of French football.

Clearly, the management of the club with the scapular must clean up the accounts and above all find nearly 40 million euros to pay off the debt with its creditors and ensure its maintenance in the second division. Everything is therefore still possible for Bordeaux, which has already planned a plan to bring in cash quickly.

Villefranche-Beaujolais could be drafted in L2, if the repechage still exists…

If the club has not yet exhausted all legal means to survive and not be sent to National 1, a club could take advantage of the setbacks of the Girondins: Villefranche-Beaujolais.

Third in N1 at the end of the 2021-2022 season, the club lost during the play-off for accession/maintenance in L2 against Quevilly-Rouen Métropole. Beaten twice by the Normans (0-2, 1-3) the Rhone formation could be promoted to Ligue 2 if the demotion of Bordeaux was confirmed on appeal by the DNCG.

A possibility envisaged by the statutes of the LFP in its regulations for the professional French championships. The Professional Football League provides for a repechage case in article 520 of its document. “After the completion of the play-off, in the event that a club qualified for the following season in Ligue 2 BKT renounces its participation or does not meet the criteria for participation in Ligue 2 BKT, or is denied this accession by decision of the DNCG or any other body, in particular disciplinary, the losing club of the dam is drafted provided that it satisfies the conditions of participation of Ligue 2 BKT fixed in Title 1 of the Administrative Regulations of the LFP “, thus specifies the text of the body .

But the blur remains. Why? Because during its general meeting of December 9, 2021, during which the transition to 18 clubs in Ligue 2 from the 2024-2025 season was recorded, the LFP also decided to abolish the repechages to anticipate the L2 at 18, “subject to maintaining the format of the National”. In short: Ligue 2 could in fact be played with 19 teams.

A scenario that the president of Villefranche-Beaujolais, Philippe Terrier, does not want to believe. “It would be an injustice, I do not see how we could prevent Villefranche from going up to Ligue 2 if such a disaster happened to Bordeaux”, explains the leader to the specialized site MaLigue2.

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