French football governing body to form FIFA league

by theScore Staff Oct 18 2016
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The Ligue de Football Professional, the French football governing body that oversees the top national soccer division, Ligue 1, is creating a FIFA 17 tournament in partnership with EA called e-Ligue 1, according to Le Figaro's Chloé Woitier.

Regulated by EA, e-Ligue 1 will be the first of several European national FIFA 17 leagues that will be created in the coming months. Woitier reported that the LFP plans to divide the tournament into two seasons that will begin in the winter and spring. The league will also be broadcast on television, though a broadcasting partner has yet to be announced.

All 20 Ligue 1 clubs will sponsor two players each in online FIFA tournaments across both Xbox One and PS4 according to The Esports Observer. Each player must use the team they represent, but will be able to choose between any French first division players to use in the game.

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