MADRID: Spanish footballers called off a strike that has delayed the start of the Spanish season after reaching agreement with clubs on unpaid wages, the players' association has confirmed. "The strike committee and the Professional Football League reached an agreement that guarantees footballers' salaries by various means," it said in a statement. The AFE was demanding a wage guarantee and an agreement that players be allowed to break their contracts if they are not paid for three consecutive months. AFE said the league had finally accepted that measure.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 26th, 2011.