After Emmanuel Macron’s speech, the Ligue nationale de handball (LNH) announced that it will end the championships definitively this season.
Final whistle for the Lidl Starligue. This Tuesday 14th April 2020, the steering committee of the National Handball League announced to put an end to the championships and to freeze the rankings, according to a press release.
Bravo les gars ! 👏 pic.twitter.com/LeR0wvNnUP
— HBCNantes (@HBCNantes) April 14, 2020
16 elite clubs next season
Paris Saint-Germain is therefore crowned champion of France for the sixth consecutive time. The HBC Nantes finished in 2 nd place and the USAM Nîmes completed the podium.
The Cesson club, at the head of the Proligue, will be able to climb back into the elite, accompanied by Limoges. No team will descend to the second division. The StarLigue will thus have 16 clubs next season.
The final phase of the Coupe de France and the NHL Trophies are cancelled.
Nantes will compete in a European Cup
In its press release, the NHL indicates that it will propose to the European federation the files of Paris for the Champions League, as well as those of Nantes, Nîmes, Montpellier and Toulouse for the European Handball League.