The opening weekend of the Spanish Primera Liga season has been postponed due to a strike of action by the players.
The 2011/2012 campaign was set to start in Spain this weekend however Spanish authorities have been forced to push the date of the opening weekend further back because of an on-going dispute.
Negotiations between the Spanish Football League and the country’s players’ union had been underway; however they broke down on Wednesday. The negotiation were held between representatives from both of the organisations in a bid to resolve the matter, which is related to wage structures in Spanish football, however they were unable to make an agreement.
In early August it was announced by players from the Primera Division and Liga Adelante that they were to strike in the opening two weekends of the new campaign as they want a guaranteed fund to protect their wages, should their clubs enter administration or should other similar problems occur.
Further discussions are being held to attempt to ensure the strike does not continue over the second weekend of the new season.