Ar­gen­tine play­ers end strike, league to re­sume

New Straits Times - - Sport -

Ar­gentina’s pro­fes­sional foot­ballers have ended their strike and the league is set to re­sume, an Ar­gen­tine FA (AFA) source said on Wed­nes­day.

The first divi­sion cham­pi­onship, which had been sched­uled to restart a month ago but was held up over fi­nan­cial is­sues, got go­ing again with Velez Sars­field’s home match against Es­tu­di­antes late yes­ter­day.

The play­ers called a strike be­cause many, es­pe­cially in the lower di­vi­sions, were owed up to five months in salaries.

The 2016-17 sea­son went into a sum­mer re­cess in mid-De­cem­ber with Boca Ju­niors top of the stand­ings and the only teams with match prac­tice since then are those tak­ing part in the South Amer­i­can Copa Lib­er­ta­dores and Copa Su­damer­i­cana.

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