Lyon lose appeal against Grenoble postponement

PARIS - Olympique Lyon have asked for the French Olympic Committee's (CNOSF) arbitration after their appeal against a decision to postpone their Ligue 1 game against Grenoble was rejected by the French League (LFP) on Wednesday.

"The club has immediately referred to the CNOSF asking for their conciliation in the matter," Lyon said on their website.

"The CNOSF having named an arbitrator, the LFP's decision is suspended."

The CNOSF's decision is expected on Thursday (1200).

The game, originally scheduled for Friday, was to be played on Saturday so Lyon and their Champions League quarter-final opponents Girondins Bordeaux, involved in Saturday's League Cup final against Olympique Marseille, play on the same day.

"The competitions committee has confirmed its decision to schedule the Lyon v Grenoble game for Saturday, March 27, at 1700," the LFP said in a statement earlier on Wednesday.

Lyon host Bordeaux in a Champions League quarter-final first leg on Tuesday.

Ligue 1 leaders Bordeaux had asked the league to postpone Lyon's game but the seven-times champions appealed against the LFP's decision on Tuesday.

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