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Scottish Women Reach First Collective Agreement With SFA To End Dispute

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 06 / 26 / 17

The Scottish FA and the Scotland women's national team "have resolved their dispute over financial, commercial and equality matters," according to the BBC. The team is preparing for Euro 2017, but players "had refused to take part in media or promotional work." The players issued a statement through...

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