Spanish strike off

The Primera Division season will finally get under way on Saturday after a second weekend of strike action was averted today.

The Primera Division season will finally get under way on Saturday after a second weekend of strike action was averted today.

Talks between the Liga de Futbol Profesional (LFP) and Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE) finally reached a resolution this afternoon.

The AFE announced earlier this month that players from the top two divisions in Spain would go on strike for the first two rounds of the 2011-12 season unless an agreement with the LFP was reached.

The AFE wanted a guaranteed fund to protect players’ wages in the event of their clubs being declared insolvent.

According to the AFE, clubs in Spain owe around 50million euros in unpaid salaries to more than 200 players from the end of last season.

A statement on the AFE website confirmed the matter was now resolved.

“The committee of the AFE and LFP have reached an agreement that ensured, through various means, the salaries of footballers,” it read.

“After the meeting today between the AFE and the LFP, the strike scheduled for Friday August 26, Saturday August 27, Sunday August 28 and Monday August 29 is off.”

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