LFP commercial subsidiary backed, court date for Canal’s €46m Yellow Vests claim

Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain fights for the ball during the Ligue 1 match against Olympique Lyonnais on March 21, 2021 (by Aurelien Meunier - PSG/PSG via Getty Images)

The wish of France’s Professional Football League (LFP) to establish a commercial subsidiary has moved a step closer after the National Assembly voted in favour of sports bodies creating such entities.

The provision to create commercial subsidiaries will be part of a sports bill driven by La République en Marche (LREM), the party of President Emmanuel Macron. Sports minister Roxana Mărăcineanu said she was in favour of the measure, provided “that it is discussed as a priority with the federations,” according to L'Équipe.

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