Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

ACCESS ASIA

Rescuing India's lost children

Read more

BUSINESS DAILY

Mexican taxi drivers protest rise of Uber

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

'A calamitous choice'

Read more

IN THE PAPERS

All work and no play

Read more

MEDIAWATCH

Dance like nobody's watching!

Read more

DEBATE

Burundi's brutal standoff: One month on, tension spirals (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

Burundi's brutal standoff: One month on, tension spirals (part 1)

Read more

THE INTERVIEW

Masoud Barzani: 'We are prepared to recover Mosul very quickly'

Read more

FOCUS

Lebanon marks one year without a president

Read more

League suspended until debt-ridden clubs pay players

Text by NEWS WIRES

Latest update : 2009-07-30

The Argentinian football league will not be starting as usual. Football’s ruling body has decided to suspend the league until debt-laden clubs like high-profile River pay their players.

AFP - The Argentine league has been suspended until debt-ridden clubs pay their players back wages totalling seven million euros.
  
The temporary ban on matches was ordered on Wednesday by the Argentine Football Federation (AFA) whose president Julio Grondona named high profile sides like River Plate, San Lorenzo and Independiente as among those in financial dire straits.
  
According to the AFA the cash flow crisis will only be resolved when revenue from television and betting is released to the clubs.

Date created : 2009-07-29

COMMENT(S)