Crucial Wednesday meeting in Madrid looks to avert La Liga strike

The Spanish Footballers Association (AFE) and the Spanish League (LFP) are set to meet in Madrid on Wednesday in a bid to thrash out a solution to avert the proposed strike that is threatening the start of La Liga.

The meeting has been called to see if both parties are able to reach agreement on the key issues surrounding the dispute, chief of which is the non-payment of players´wages by clubs entering administration. The AFE insists a fund set aside for this eventuality, which could even ceased to exist if an intended change in the Bankruptcy Law goes through in September, does not go far enough in addressing the situation.

Last Thursday AFE President Luis Rubiales announced that his members planned to strike for the first two rounds of La Liga fixtures in the absence of any agreement with the LFP. The decision was taken in the presence of over 100 first and second division players, including Spanish internationals Iker Casillas, Carlos Puyol, Xabi Alonso, Fernando Llorente, Javi Mart

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