French football crisis deepens as league fails to resell TV rights

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An auction fiasco over seasons 2021 to 2024 leaves the finances of Ligue 1’s 20 clubs under severe pressure.

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France’s top-flight football league has failed to auction off four lots of television rights for the 2021-2024 seasons that had been returned by its cash-strapped former broadcaster Mediapro, plunging the sport deeper into crisis, reports the Financial Times.