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SBD Global/July 18, 2014/Leagues and Governing Bodies

Spanish Football League Denies AFE's Claims, Says Six Clubs Owe Payments

The Spanish Football League (LFP) announced that the number of clubs accused of failing to make payments "has been reduced by 75%," according to the EFE. The LFP said that six clubs "are in this situation," and added that recent claims from the Spanish Footballers' Association (AFE) "are false." The LFP released a statement on Thursday to "clarify" information stated by the AFE on Wednesday. The AFE announced it had filed 194 claims against 18 clubs from La Liga and the Spanish second division, which it said owed a total of €22.8M ($30.8M). The LFP said in its statement, "The facts the AFE presented are completely false because they do not feature sums from the '13-14 season, as the teams closed their financial years on June 30." The LFP highlighted that the number of clubs accused of failed payments has been reduced from more than 20 to six, a "fact that confirms the LFP's belief that its implementation of Economic Control regulations has been successful" (EFE, 7/17).
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