La Liga to be suspended indefinitely

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THE end of the Spanish football season could be disrupted after the sport’s national federation (RFEF) stated it intended to suspend all competitions over a spat with the government.
The RFEF said it would “suspend competitions of all categories starting from 16 May indefinitely.” This would affect the last two games of the season and also the Copa del Rey.
The strike, set to begin with the penultimate round of La Liga games next weekend, originates from a disagreement over television rights, with the Spanish football federation unhappy with the government over a revenue distribution dispute.
The federation believes the law will rob it of some powers and is also unhappy at what it says is the use of money from football for activities that have nothing to do with the sport.
A total of 17 regional federations would be affected by the suspension, including more than 600,000 players and 30,000 matches, the RFEF said.


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