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Is setting a return date for La Liga too aggressive?

The Spanish football world is trying to get back to normalafter two months of dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. LaLiga president Javier Tebas has called on players to act responsibly ahead of a potential return for Spanish football as soon as June 12. Meanwhile, David Aganzo, president of the Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE) said that […]

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El Cádiz evita el ERTE con una rebaja salarial de la plantilla

El acuerdo es verbal tras la negociación entre el presidente Manuel Vizcaíno y los capitanes MIAMI, Fla. (16/04/2020) — El Cádiz, líder la Liga Smartbank antes del parón competitivo, ha llegado a un acuerdo verbal con toda la plantilla para llevar a cabo una reducción salarial como respuesta a la crisis sanitaria y económica causada […]

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Rigorous protocol for return to training in Spain

MIAMI, Fla. (1 May 2020) —Spain’s footballers will undergo daily coronavirus tests under a protocol for a return to training La Liga hopes to set in motion from the second week of May. The protocol for a return to training will be carried out in three stages – individual, small group and full team. From […]

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LaLiga awaiting approval to test players

MIAMI, Fla. (30 April 2020) — Life in La Liga: The Story of Spanish Club Football

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Clubs and players working to extend contracts beyond 30 June

Negotiations are proceeding on a case-by-case basis. FIFA can only recommend consensus and delegates to RFEF. MIAMI, Fla. (22-04-2020) — Éste artículo también está disponible en español In Spain, in the middle of a flood of ERTE (expediente de regulación temporal de empleo – i.e. temporary layoffs) and reductions in wages, coupled with a controversy […]

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Clubes y jugadores discuten para ampliar los contratos tras el 30-Junio

Negocian caso a caso: la ley es interpretable. FIFA sólo puede recomendar consenso y delega en la RFEF. MIAMI, Fla. (22-04-2020) — This story is also available in English En mitad de un goteo de ERTE y rebaja de salarios, en plena polémica entre Federación, LaLiga y AFE por el Caso Audios y mientras se oficializan y […]

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clubs legal Spain | España

What is ERTE in Spain?

What you need to know about losing your job during Spain’s coronavirus crisis MIAMI, Fla. (21-April 2020) — During the current coronavirus crisis, many companies are being forced to make employees temporarily redundant, most likely because their businesses couldn’t operate under the lockdown. This obviously applies to many types of businesses beyond football, but since […]

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Real Sociedad cut salaries, refund season ticket holders 20%

MIAMI, Fla. (20-Apr-2020) — Real Sociedad de Fútbol, S.A.D., better known simply as Real Sociedad, said they were cutting players’ wages by up to 20 per cent in an attempt to stabilise the club’s budget during the coronavirus crisis. “An agreement has been reached with the first team for the reduction of their wages by […]

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Six Barcelona Board Members Resign Amid Front Office Turmoil

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) (10 April 2020) — Six members of Barcelona’s executive board have resigned amid an ongoing controversy regarding a company hired by the club that made negative comments on social media about some of the team’s own players. Barcelona denied any wrongdoing and said Friday that the resignations were part of “an attempt […]

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Spain: AFE reach agreement with RFEF regarding minimum time between matches if play resumes

MIAMI, Fla. (8 April 2020) — The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) held a teleconference this week with members of the Spanish Footballers’ Association (Asociación de Futbolistas Españoles, “AFE”) and LaLiga. The RFEF has been opposed to the idea of playing matches every 48 hours if and when the 2019/20 season can be resumed. The AFE, for its part, has accepted a minimum […]

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Options For Spanish Football For 2019/20 Season

MIAMI, Fla. (March 7, 2020) — LaLiga and the Spanish Footballers’ Association (AFE) are working on softening the blow that coronavirus will have on Spanish football. The idea is return to action as soon as possible, with clubs ordered to be ready for whenever the season resumes. These are currently four options organisers have for the rest of […]

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Rubiales: “It would be unjust to terminate the LaLiga season now”

The president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, roundly rejected playing LaLiga next season with 22 teams or any other possibilities along those lines. With Euro 2020 postpones until 2021, European competitions should be able to finish with a champion and with promotion and relegation. MIAMI, Fla. (2 de abril de 2020) — After the suspension […]

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Rubiales: «Sería injusto terminar LaLiga ahora»

El presidente de la RFEF, Luis Rubiales, rechaza rotundamente una futura liga de 22 equipos o cualquier otra alternativa planteada. Con la Eurocopa 2020 aplazado al 2021, todas las competiciones en Europa puedan terminar con un campeon y con ascenso y descenso. MIAMI, Fla. (2 de abril de 2020) — Tras la suspensión de las […]

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LaLiga indefinitely suspended due to coronavirus

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) is determined to save this season even if a resumption at the start of May appears unlikely, says President Luis Rubiales. LaLiga, along with the rest of the major leagues in European football, has been put on hold due to the coronavirus pandemic, with no games played in the Spanish top tier since Real Sociedad […]