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Players call off Serie A strike

  • AP, Thursday, December 9, 2010 11:42 AM

The Italian Serie A players association canceled a strike planned for this weekend following meetings with league officials Tuesday, and a new collective contract is due to be signed shortly.

"We're finally starting to write the text of the agreement in black and white, then on Monday there is a league assembly when we will bring out the final text of the new contract,'' Serie A president Maurizio Beretta said Thursday.

Players had objected to clubs having the power to force players to accept a transfer in the final year of their contracts.

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