Lyon clash with Lorient set to be postponed with severe hot weather causing droughts and making pitch ‘unplayable’


A French Ligue 1 fixture between Lyon and Lorient is a risk of being postponed due to poor pitch condition.

The severe hot weather currently being experienced in the UK is also being felt in mainland Europe, with football the next victim of the heat.

The hot weather is causing issues on pitch conditions to be exacerbated around Europe

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The hot weather is causing issues on pitch conditions to be exacerbated around EuropeCredit: PA
Lorient supporters may be forced to wait to see their team play Lyon

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Lorient supporters may be forced to wait to see their team play LyonCredit: AFP

And now, a top flight fixture in France is set to be postponed due to the heat.

This weekend, Lorient are scheduled to host Lyon at the Stade du Moustoir.

However, the pitch is said to be in a far from ideal state.

Lorient director Arnaud Tanguy described the pitch as not in an “optimal state.”

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Quest-France have reported a delegate from Ligue 1’s governing body – the LFP – has inspected the pitch prior to the game.

Following the Thursday morning inspection another visit has been scheduled to take place this morning to determine whether the game will go ahead.

On top of the drought being experienced across the country, Lorient’s Celtic Festival was partly hosted in the stadium.

In a similar vein, Championship side Coventry saw their game with Rotherham postponed over pitch concerns.

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Ricoh Arena saw a number of the Commonwealth Games rugby sevens games played on its surface, leaving it in an “unsafe and unplayable” condition.

Coventry have since seen their Carabao Cup clash against Bristol City move venue, with the second round fixture instead being played at League One side Burton Albion’s Pirelli Stadium – 42 miles away.

Coventry City's pitch was deemed "unplayable" by authorities

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Coventry City’s pitch was deemed “unplayable” by authoritiesCredit: ccfc.co.uk





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