LFP calls meeting to discuss strike threat

Enis Koylu
LFP calls meeting to discuss strike threat

Spain's Liga ruling body (LFP) has called a general assembly on Aug. 14 to discuss the threat made by several clubs to strike ahead of the new season due to a dispute over television money.

Thirteen Spanish sides, including the likes of Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid announced that they were dissatisfied with the current deal, which sees Barcelona and Real Madrid take the lion's share of proceeds.

However, the LFP has now retorted by saying that it is beyond the clubs' jurisdiction to call a general assembly, and that they were convening their own meeting to discuss general changes.

"It is beyond the jurisdiction of the Junta de Division [a meeting of all 20 Liga clubs] to debate and decide the issues that have been put forward," LFP president Jose Luis Astiazaran said, according to AS.

However, the LFP has since announced the agenda for a meeting on Aug. 14, which includes: "The problem raised by the repeated request of some clubs about broadcasting matches from La Liga."

The 2012-13 Liga season is set to get under way on Aug. 18, with Valencia travelling to Real Madrid on match day one.

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