France's League 1 row goes to country's highest administrative court

The legal battle against the decision to end the Ligue 1 season will go to France’s highest administrative court, with Lyon leading the charge to overturn the ruling. Aulas has said the decision to end the season could create losses of up to 900 million euros for French clubs as he cited progress made in other countries as evidence the league could still resume. “June 2 will allow the organisation of the relaxation of lockdown, to bring into line the decisions relating to collective worship, horse racing or even the next municipal elections,” Aulas wrote. “Could we imagine that June 2 is also a great opportunity to rectify the error concerning French football and allow, with a health protocol used everywhere, to give the starting point for a gradual resumption of training and, why not, a resumption of the 2019-20 league season in the months of July or August?” The move to end the season caused confusion and anger among clubs and players across the French game, with one source telling Telegraph Sport it was clear that the decision was “rushed”. AZ Alkmaar have written to Uefa in a bid to overturn the Dutch football association’s decision to award Ajax the country’s only automatic qualification place for next season’s Champions League.