Spanish League Season To Continue As Court Suspends Players’ Strike

Spain’s high court have halted a strike action called by the Spanish footballers’ association (AFE) so the Week 37 matches could go ahead as planned.

The Spanish football federation (RFEF) had called for suspension of end-of-season football due to begin on 16 May in a row over TV rights,following the players’ union’s call for strike action.

This means Barcelona, who are a win away from clinching the La Liga title, could now do so on Sunday when they visit Atletico Madrid in the second to the last round of Primeira Division fixtures.

The Copa del Rey final will also go on as planned on 30 May, when Barcelona and Athletic Bilbao meet.

Barca have also reached the Champions League final as the prospect of finishing the season with a treble nears realization for the Catalans. They face Juventus in in Berlin on 6 June.

The RFEF and AFE have already voiced their discontent over a newly established television broadcast decree which introduced collective bargaining for domestic matches.

The LFP today agreed to the court’s request to deposit a security bond- worth €5m- for preliminary injunction in line with Civil Procedure Rules and the players’ union, who had on Thursday challenged the league body on payment of surety, said they will not move for an appeal at the supermen court.