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Spanish footballers extend strike


Spanish footballers extend strike


Spanish league fixtures will be postponed for a second week due to strike action after the player’s union and the Spanish football league failed to reach an agreement over unpaid debts to players.

The union is demanding greater protection for players’ wages at clubs who have gone into financial administration and according to the AFE, 200 players in the top two divisions have not been fully paid by their clubs and are owed a total of about 50 million Euros.

While reports suggest both sides will meet again later this week, it remains unclear if the league will try to reschedule missed fixtures or just scrap them.

Despite the strike, the Spanish national team will still meet Liechtenstein in their Euro 2012 qualifier in Logroño in September.

La Furia Roja is currently top of Group I, six points ahead of the Czech Republic after five games.

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