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TV row puts La Liga on hold

Reports suggest Sevilla and Villarreal among six clubs who want to play

Last Updated: 23/03/11 10:16pm

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The next round of Spanish league matches has been postponed due to an ongoing dispute over television revenue.

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Spanish clubs have demanded that a law which required at least one game a week to be broadcast on terrestrial free-to-air television be revoked.

But in a statement, the league cited a 'lack of progress' in talks involving the Spanish government to resolve the problem.

The games will instead be played on 12th June, three weeks after the league is currently scheduled to end.

"The board of the First Division Football League (LFP) was informed late on Tuesday, 22nd March of a lack of progress in the negotiations the league has initiated with the Government, the Higher Sports Council and parliamentary groups involving a grievance with respect to other sectors," said the league statement.

"Therefore, the LFP has upheld the decision taken at the last General Assembly on 11 February, which agreed to postpone the round to be played on April 3 until there is a palpable evolution in dialogue."

The stoppage will affect both the Primera Division and the Segunda Division, although not all clubs support the move and reports in Spain have said there may be further legal moves by clubs who want to play.

Marca reported that six clubs - Sevilla, Villarreal, Athletic Bilbao, Real Sociedad, Espanyol and Zaragoza - have asked a court in Madrid to order the games to go ahead.

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