Spanish FA suspends La Liga over TV rights

The Spanish football federation (RFEF) has decided to suspend indefinitely all domestic competition from 16 May over a spat with the government on issues including a new law on collective bargaining for television rights.

“At the same time, and yet again, we reiterate the offer of dialogue to the Spanish government,” the federation said on its website after a board meeting on Wednesday.

The move follows a new Spanish law governing the sale of television rights to broadcast football matches and the distribution of the income, which was approved by the government on 30 April and requires a more even distribution in TV money between the clubs. The final two matchdays in La Liga would both be affected unless agreement can be reached.


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