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Spanish Side Deportivo Avoids Relegation After Players Back Off Demands
Published August 2, 2013
PLAYERS COME THROUGH: The EFE also reported Deportivo goalkeeper Dani Aranzubia "has criticized the Spanish tax authorities, banks and bankruptcy administrators of the club" and assured that "if it was not for the players, the team would have been relegated." Aranzubia: "Because of us players we are not relegated. It is because of the effort that we have made to convince them. If it was up to the Spanish tax authorities, banks and bankruptcy administrators we would probably now be in the third division." Aranzubia, speaking at a press conference alongside eight of his teammates, expressed his desire "for the world to recognize the players' efforts, since some of them had been blamed by fans." Aranzubia said, "Finally, things will be on the right path, there will be a solution, and the people will see that we are the ones that made the most effort for this to move forward" (EFE, 8/1).
XEREX RELEGATED: INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL reported third division side Xerex, which was relegated from the second division last year, has now been administratively demoted to the Spanish fourth division "for failing to meet payment deadlines." Xerex's relegation was announced "just past midnight, the deadline for a number of clubs to prove their solvency." The future of Xerex is "now in severe doubt, given the crippling debts and creditors seeking insolvency proceedings against them" (INSIDE SPANISH FOOTBALL, 8/1).