Friday, 22 August 2008

Players call off strike

The planned strike for the start of the new Italian season has been called off, announced the Players’ Association.

AICAll the games in Serie A and B were set to kick off 30 minutes late on the opening weekend of August 31 and the first round of the Lega Pro (formerly known as Serie C) abandoned by its teams.

The move was in protest at the limitation of squad sizes in the Lega Pro, which would have left hundreds of players unemployed.

Negotiations between the Lega Calcio and the Players' Association (AIC) came to a positive resolution today.

Another two Under-23 players have been allowed for the Prima Divisione (Serie C1) and three for the Seconda Divisione (Serie C2).

The talks mean the planned strike for the opening weekend has been called off, so all matches will kick off at the scheduled time.

Source: C4 Football Italia

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