PSG’s Qatar trip back on as ‘yellow vest’ match rescheduled
Paris Saint-Germain will be able to take a mid-season break to Qatar after their Ligue 1 fixture against Montpellier was moved to February 19 or 20, the French league (LFP) said on Monday.
The match was originally scheduled for December 8 but was postponed to January 15 after a request from police in Paris as the French capital had been the scene of violent protests by “yellow vest” demonstrators.
PSG who have a promotional trip to the Middle East planned for January 14-17 asked the LFP to change the date to avoid a busy period of fixtures which includes a last 16 Champions League tie against Manchester United.
In September, UEFA announced it was re-opening an investigation into accusations that the Qatari-owned club had broken the FFP rules before in November referring the case to a ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
PSG’s game at Dijon in Ligue 1 which was also postponed due to the same reasons will be played on March 13.