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Spanish league, players' union halt discussions

  • Reuters, Thursday, February 9, 2012 3:12 PM

Might the Spanish league season again be marred by a players' strike?

That possibility arose Thursday when the Spanish league (LFP) said it has broken off talks with the players’ union (AFE) regarding wages and working conditions.

The season started a week late in August after the AFE called a stoppage to help players whose wages had not been paid. A preliminary deal was struck that allowed the season to get under way and the two sides have been negotiating on a variety of issues since then but the LFP said it had now been forced to halt talks.

“After months of talks, the LFP yesterday felt obliged to break off negotiations over a Collective Accord for professional soccer given the intransigence of the AFE’s position at the table,” the LFP said.

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