Several Ligue 1 Uber Eats players - OM's Jordan Amavi and LOSC's Jonathan Ikone among them - can now kick off the new season on the opening day, having been granted exemption from unserved suspensions incurred last season.
Following a decision of the LFP Disciplinary Committee on 10 July, players who had up to three matches worth of suspension not fully served by 10 July 2020 - with the limit of three matches - will be exempted.
This means that the likes of Monaco striker Stevan Jovetic and OM stopper Alvaro Gonzalez will be available for selection by their coaches as Ligue 1 Uber Eats kicks off on the weekend of 21-23 August - or, for Saint-Etienne's Mahdi Camara and Timothée Kolodziejczak, earlier, in the Coupe de France final against Paris Saint-Germain on 24 July.
The list of players concerned:Jordan Amavi (OM)
Danilo Barbosa (OGC Nice)
Mahdi Camara (AS Saint Etienne)
Gaëtan Charbonnier (Stade Brestois 29)
Cheick Doucouré (RC Lens)
Enzo Ebosse (Le Mans FC, moved to Angers SCO)
Alvaro Gonzalez (OM)
Jonathan Ikoné (LOSC)
Stevan Jovetic (AS Monaco)
Timothée Kolodziejczak (AS Saint-Etienne)
Ghislain Konan (Stade de Reims)
Damien Le Tallec (Montpellier HSC)
Imran Louza (FC Nantes)
Gaëtan Paquiez (Nîmes Olympique)
Junior Sambia (Montpellier HSC)
Sidy Sarr (Nîmes Olympique)