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Player strike delays La Liga season

Updated: August 21, 2011, 1:40 PM ET
By Rob Train

On what was scheduled to be the first weekend of the 2011-12 season, stadiums stand empty across Spain as a dispute between the Association of Professional Footballers (AFE), the players' labor union, and the Professional Football League (LFP), stumbled into deadlock. Strike action was threatened by the former on Aug. 11 over the latter's refusal to revise a salary guarantee fund for players whose wages have gone unpaid, in some cases for months.

The LFP, whose president, Josť Luis ...

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