Opening Weekend of LA Liga in Doubt after Failed Discussions Between Players and League

August 17, 2011

Spanish Premier Division, herbal La Liga and its second division, view Segunda Division may not have any games take place on the opening weekend as talks between the players and the league failed to resolve issues based on the collective bargaining agreement.

The players’ association, healing known as AFE, and the professional league, known as LFP, couldn’t reach a labor accord that includes more protection for the players’ salaries, the LFP said in a Press Release on its website.

Players said Aug. 11 they’d strike the first two weeks of the season, which is due to start in three days. The league said the strike is “absolutely unjustified but it’s also sterile because the LFP has reached the limit of its possibilities.”

“We haven’t reached an agreement,” LFP Chairman Jose Luis Astiazaran was quoted as saying by El Mundo newspaper after the meeting. “Our differences are significant, but we’ll have to continue.”

The sides will meet again in two days in Madrid to try to and make a deal, the league said. At the moment it is looking league sources believe a resolution can not be found in time for the start of league season.