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Ajaccio forfeit home field against Toulouse in Ligue 1 promotion playoff

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Ligue 2 side Ajaccio beat Le Havre on penalties on Sunday to earn a spot in the Ligue 1 promotion tie.

Ajaccio have escaped dismissal from the playoffs for promotion to Ligue 1 but will be deprived of home advantage for the first leg of the final.

Olivier Pantaloni's Ligue 2 side set up a clash with top-flight Toulouse by beating Le Havre on penalties on Sunday, in an ill-tempered clash in which both teams had two players sent off.

Afterwards, Le Havre filed a complaint with the French league (LFP) claiming they should be awarded the game after Pantaloni, who had also been dismissed, reappeared pitchside...

Ligue 2 playoff between Ajaccio and Le Havre postponed after fans attack bus

The Ligue 2 playoff match between Ajaccio and Le Havre was postponed after supporters of the Corsican club attacked the visiting team's bus on Friday.

Normandy-based Le Havre beat Brest 2-0 on Tuesday and are fighting with Ajaccio for promotion to Ligue 1 -- French domestic football's top flight.

However, both clubs' respective quests are on hold after some fans, from a group of an estimated 150, threw projectiles and rocks at Le Havre's bus and blocked it from reaching the entrance to the Stade...


Stade de Reims secure promotion to Ligue 1 and win Ligue 2 title

Reims celebrate their promotion back to Ligue 1.
Reims celebrate their promotion back to Ligue 1

Stade de Reims secured the Ligue 2 title and a return to the French top flight after beating Ajaccio 1-0 on Friday night.

Grejohn Kyei's solo goal in the 76th minute was enough to put Reims 13 points clear of Nimes, who drew away to Bourg-Peronnas, with all of their fellow contenders having four games remaining.

Reims will now return to Ligue 1 after a two-year absence. The six-time French champions had been relegated after finishing 18th in the 2015-16 season.

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 By Ian Holyman

French government approves safe-standing trial beginning next season

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Paris Saint-Germain supporters stand during the Champions League home game against Real Madrid in March.

France's Sports Minister has given the go-ahead for safe-standing areas to be tested in French football next season.

At a meeting with French Football League president Nathalie Boy de la Tour, as well as club and fan representatives, Laura Flessel approved the reintroduction of standing areas.

The minister has asked the National Supporters' Group (INS) to present her with a "study on the conditions of the implementation of an experimentation phase" in July.

French law, which only allows for all-seater...

 By Ian Holyman

Le Havre to wear black shirts after death of defender Samba Diop

The Stade Oceane in Le Havre, France.
The Stade Oceane, home of Ligue 2 club Le Havre.

French second-division club Le Havre will wear a black shirt for their next two games in remembrance of defender Samba Diop, who died on Friday.

The club's Ligue 2 game against Reims was called off after it emerged Diop, 18, died overnight.

Diop had been due to make the step up from the reserve team to the first team this summer. There has yet been no indication of the circumstances of Diop's death.

In tribute, Le Havre will wear black shirts with "Samba" on the back for Friday's game behind closed...