Argentine players agree to end strike

Indo Asian News Service

Buenos Aires, March 9 (IANS) The Argentine football season is set to resume after the country's football association and the players' union agreed to end an impasse over unpaid wages.

The first division championship will restart when Velez Sarsfield host Estudiantes on Thursday, Xinhua news agency reported.

The Argentine government last week agreed to pay the clubs $22.7 million to compensate for a cancelled television rights contract.

But the union said it was not enough to pay the players, some of whom are owed up to five months of wages.

The Argentina Football Association and union chiefs will meet government officials in the coming days to finalise details of a new salary deal, media reports said.

--IANS

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