Tuesday 25 October 2016

Clubs backing change in law


THE Spanish Football League is facing a race against time to stop a strike called by the national football federation to suspend all domestic competitions starting on Saturday.

The RFEF announced last week a strike to halt football over a dispute regarding government interference in the league's television rights.

At the heart of the dispute is a proposed law which would force the RFEF to sell television rights for the Primera Division collectively. Rights are currently sold on a club-by-club basis, leading to significant imbalances in club revenues.

Club presidents yesterday stood by their plan to switch to collective rights in order to increase the competitiveness of the league. LFP president Javier Tebas said: "We fully support the Royal Decree (proposed law)."


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