Report: La Liga Players Threaten Strike, Seek New Collective Bargaining Agreement


Call it "Work Stopagge-itis": If American sports can be infected by the disease, European soccer can too.

While the NFL is now cured, the NBA is still bedridden and Spain's top soccer division, La Liga, looks as if they are about to succumb to a work stoppage of its own.

According to, the players of Spain's premier soccer league are seeking a new collective bargaining agreement. Luis Rubiales, the head of the player's union, announced the players' decision to strike at a news conference held on Thursday.

"I can assure you that we won't play until a new agreement is reached," Spanish national goalkeeper, and Real Madrid star, Iker Casillas said, according to Spanish newspaper, AS, via

The opening of the La Liga season is set for Aug. 21, leaving the owners and the players little time to reach a new agreement before players begin sitting out games.

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