Argentina strike spreads to 3rd, 4th divisions

Buenos Aires (AFP) – A footballers’ strike which has paralysed the Argentine league spread to the third and fourth divisions on Saturday, the Argentine Football Association (AFA) said.

Players are striking over unpaid wages despite a $22 million government payout to help solve the impasse.

Union representatives (FAA) claim some players have not been paid for four months because the state had failed to redistribute broadcasting revenues to their clubs.

As a result of the strike, only amateur matches were played at the weekend.

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