French Football League (LFP)

French president Francois Hollande has suffered a blow in his bid to introduce a controversial ‘super tax’ into domestic football after the French Senate rejected the proposal.

France’s Union of Professional Football Clubs (UCPF) has called off its Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 planned strike action over the controversial ‘super tax’ in favour of further talks with the French government.

French Ligue 1’s Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has reportedly planned to become the richest football club in the world by the 2016/17 season.

French football clubs have insisted they will press ahead with a planned strike on the final weekend of November after holding talks with president Francois Hollande.

French president Francois Hollande has hit back at criticism from the country’s football industry over his proposed ‘super tax’ plans by insisting that no sectors will be exempt from the new regulations.

The European Professional Football Leagues (EPFL) has named French Football League (LFP) president Frederic Thiriez as its new chairman.

France’s Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 football clubs have called a strike for the weekend of November 29 to December 2, following the long-running dispute over the government’s proposed ‘super tax’.

French Ligue 1 Bordeaux director Nicolas de Tavernost has said his French television channel M6, that has almost a 100 per cent share of the club, will withdraw from football if the country’s government implements new tax laws.

France sports minister Valerie Fourneyron has warned the country’s football clubs against strike action over the government’s controversial ‘super tax’ proposal, stating the public would not support such measures.

French Ligue 1 football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has received a boost in its stadium development efforts after Paris mayor Bertrand Delanoe approved a capacity increase of the Parc des Princes following France’s staging of the 2016 UEFA European Championship.

Retired football legend David Beckham has reportedly earned more than £16.5 million in his final playing year.

French Football League (LFP) president Frederic Thiriez is reportedly keen to return Ligue 1 to an 18-club competition.

French Ligue 1 side Lyon has been given the green light to begin construction on its long-delayed new stadium plans.

French Football League (LFP) president Frederic Thiriez has insisted that the proposed new 75 per cent tax rate for millionaires in the country could bring about “the death of football in France”.

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