the trophy will be awarded in the stands by order of the prefect

FC Nantes won the Coupe de France last season. Michael Belcher

The Coupe de France trophy will be awarded in the stands, said the prefect of Paris. The latter fearing an invasion of the land.

The prefect of police of Paris, Laurent Nuñez, specified Friday evening to have himselfimposed“that the Coupe de France be awarded to the winner on Saturday evening”in the grandstand“, rather than on the lawn of the Stade de France, in particular because of the risk of invasion of the field.

«Contrary to what has been relayed by certain media, it was the prefect of police who imposed on the FFF (French Football Federation), for security reasons, in particular in view of the invasion of the pitch and the incidents that followed at the end of the semi-final match between FC Nantes and Olympique Lyonnais, that the awarding of the trophy takes place in the stands“, Indicates a press release issued by the police headquarters. It is in the same spirit and for the same reasons that he asked the FFF that the match be held with the gates raised in the turns, it is indicated.



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