Don't miss

Replay


LATEST SHOWS

MEDIAWATCH

French police question 8-year-old boy for 'justifying terrorism'

Read more

DEBATE

The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 2)

Read more

DEBATE

The true cost of cheap oil: Barrel price hits 6-year low (part 1)

Read more

FOCUS

35 Basque independence activists face trial in Spain

Read more

ENCORE!

Angoulême comics festival: The power of the pencil

Read more

WEB NEWS

Mexican government declares missing students dead

Read more

INSIDE THE AMERICAS

'Snowmageddon' is snow problem for New York

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Libya violence: At least 4 foreigners among those killed in hotel attack

Read more

EYE ON AFRICA

Mali: 12 people die in suicide attack against MNLA

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)