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Court suspends La Liga strike

May 14, 2015

From David Del Valle in Madrid

A Spanish Court (Audiencia Nacional) has ruled that the strike affecting the end of La Liga season is not legal and has thus suspended it. Now the football matches scheduled for end of the season will be played and TV transmissions will not be affected.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) had suspended the remaining games of the season and the players’ union (AFE) also decided to strike in a row over TV rights. The proposed action had put the final two rounds of league games in doubt, as well as the Copa del Rey final.

The RFEF and AFE are not satisfied with a new law, which was supported by the Spanish league (LFP), introducing collective bargaining for domestic television rights. Currently Real Madrid and Barcelona receive most of the TV money.

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