Spanish players call off planned strike

Spanish players have called off their planned strike.

Spanish players have called off their planned strike.

The AFE announced last week plans to strike between April 16-19 over unpaid wages, a move that would have affected the top four league tiers in the country.

Before taking that measure though, the AFE said they would continue negotiating with the Spanish government's sports council (CSD), the Spanish football federation (RFEF) and professional football league (LNFP) in a bid to find a resolution to the demands of the players.

And last night, after talks between the official bodies over the last two days, it was announced that sufficient progress had been made to avert industrial action this weekend.

The proposed strike would have affected the Primera, Segunda, Segunda B and Tercera Divisions, with top-flight games including Barcelona's derby with Espanyol and second-placed Real Madrid's home match with third-placed Valencia.

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