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Spanish football to be suspended, La Liga title race to go on hold

A total of 17 federations and 6,00,000 players will be affected because of the suspension

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News 07 May 2015, 02:44 IST
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Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi
Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi

The Spanish football federation (RFEF) has announced that they plan to suspend all Spanish domestic games from the 16th of May onwards. This decision will affect the last two fixtures of the La Liga season and the Copa Del Rey final.

The decision comes as a result of a new law passed by the government in relation to TV rights. The RFEF, in a statement (in Spanish), said it was unhappy about receiving only 4.55% of the revenue pool. The federation did also announce that they were open to hold any sort of dialogue.

The La Liga is the only major European league that hasn’t crowned a champion yet, with Barcelona leading Real Madrid by just two points with three games left.

The Spanish government hasn’t made any announcement yet.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) tweeted:

The tweet loosely translates to “The Board of Directors of @rfef Announces indefinite suspension from competitions since 16/5”

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