Temporary contract ends Serie A strike

Updated: 05 September 2011 20:26 IST

The Serie A strike has ended after the Italian players' association and league signed a temporary collective contract.

Rome:

The Serie A strike has ended after the Italian players' association and league signed a temporary collective contract.

The new contract is expected to expire in June, whereas usually the deals last three years.

The strike postponed the scheduled start of Serie A the weekend of Aug. 27-28, and both sides wanted to reach an agreement before the second round begins Friday with defending champion AC Milan facing Lazio at the San Siro.

While details were still emerging, the agreement was expected to stipulate that the sides reach a deal over the next 30 days on the last remaining conflict - a clause concerning the rights of players to train with the first team.

Topics : Football
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