The —17 Championnat de France Amateur 2 will be the 19th season of the fifth tier in the French football league system in its current format. The competition will be contested by clubs split geographically across 8 groups of 14 teams each. The teams include amateur clubs although a few are semi-professional and the reserve teams of professional clubs. On July 15, the FFF ratified the constitution of the competition, and published the groups as follows: . Because the decision comes after 15 July, there will be no replacement and Group F will instead operate with 13 clubs.
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All French amateur leagues have been ended apart from the third tier and the women's top flight, the French FA FFF revealed in a statement. Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 are unaffected by this announcement. The French Football Federation FFF confirmed the conclusion of all amateur football in the country except the third tier National 1 and the women's top flight. In a brief press conference, the FFF president, Noel Le Graet, explained the reasons for this decision : "We must take the decision to bring all amateur football to an end due to the coronavirus. The Federation's Executive Committee have declared the amateur and district leagues over as well as the Futsal championships, National 2 and National 3," he added. In addition, Le Graet confirmed that the championships will be declared over using the league standings as they were on 13th March, the day amateur football was suspended.
France on Thursday ended all amateur football leagues of the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. Hence, all non-professional divisions in France such as fourth and fifth-tier leagues, local leagues and women's second-tier league, as well as futsal competitions, have come to an end. The champions, relegated and promoted clubs will be determined by their points in league tables as of March 13, when the French football divisions were suspended due to the virus that has claimed nearly , lives in countries and regions. Positive cases exceed 2.
The league serves as the fourth tier of the French football league system behind Ligue 1 , Ligue 2 , and the Championnat National. Contested by 64 clubs, the Championnat National 2 operates on a system of promotion and relegation with the Championnat National and the Championnat National 3 , the fifth division of French football. Seasons run from August to May, with teams in four groups playing 32 games each totalling games in the season. Most games are played on Saturdays and Sundays, with a few games played during weekday evenings.