The next round of La Liga fixtures has been postponed due to a dispute over television revenue.
Spanish clubs want a law that demands at least one game a week be broadcast on free-to-air television revoked, and a lack of progress in talks with the government has led to the postponement of games scheduled for the weekend of April 2/3.
A statement released by the Spanish league read: “The board of the First Division Football League (LFP) was informed late on Tuesday, March 22 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.
“Therefore, the LFP has upheld the decision taken at the last General Assembly on February 11, which agreed to postpone the round to be played on April 3 until there is a palpable evolution in dialogue.”
Six clubs have reportedly asked a court in Madrid to force the fixtures to take place, but if they are not successful the scheduled games will not take place until June 12, three weeks after the last round of fixtures is due to be played.