Spanish football federation suspends football league

Spanish football federation suspends all domestic matches over income rates

Photo by: Reuters
Photo by: Reuters

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The Spanish football federation (RFEF) has announced indefinite suspension of all domestic competitions, including the domestic cup, as of May 16.

In a statement released on Wednesday, the federation said on their website they are unhappy due to a low rate of pools revenue and problems regarding television rights.

They added that the federation tried to negotiate with the Spanish government for three months, but both sides failed to reach an agreement.

"At the same time, and yet again, we reiterate the offer of dialogue to the Spanish government," said the federation in the statement.

Federation’s decision came after a new law on the TV rights of the football matches and the distribution of its income was introduced.

According to the new law, TV rights of football matches can only be sold after a collective bargaining process, which means the federation will only receive 4.55 percent of the income.

The government did not comment on the decision of the RFEF.

TRTWorld and agencies