Nancy promoted to Ligue 1 after 1-0 win over Sochaux

AS Nancy Lorraine will play in Ligue 1 next season after Monday night’s 1-0 win over FC Sochaux. The club won 1-0 thanks to Clement Lenglet’s early strike and now have an unassailable 12 point lead over fourth placed Le Havre with only three games left to play. A crowd of 19,237 attended this fixture at Stade Marcel Picot.

Nancy were relegated from Ligue 1 at the end of the 2012/13 but have managed a return to the top flight after three seasons in Ligue 2. 2017 will also mark the 50th year of Nancy’s Continue reading

Ligue 1 to have relegation-promotion playoff from 2016-17

The LFP (Ligue de Football Professionel) have announced the reintroduction of the relegation-promotion playoff from the upcoming 2016/17 season. The playoff will see the 18th place team in Ligue 1 take on the third place team from Ligue 2 over two legs, with the first leg played at the home stadium of the Ligue 2 outfit, with the Ligue 1 team then taking over as hosts for the return leg. Continue reading

Domino’s Ligue 2 from 2016/17- Pizza giant to sponsor France Ligue 2 for four seasons

Ligue 2 now officially has a new sponsor in the form of pizza giant Domino’s, who have struck a deal with the LFP to sponsor the French second division championship for four seasons beginning 2016/17 (till the end of the 2019/20 season). Domino’s title sponsorship deal is reportedly worth 1.5m million euros a year, according to reports from those in the know.

England’s Championship (second division) is sponsored by Sky Bet.