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Players call off strike at struggling Levante

in La Liga 26 Apr 2008

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Players at struggling Spanish first division side Levante have called off their threat to strike during Sunday's match at Recreativo Huelva after the cash-strapped club found a way to pay debts to the squad.

“We finally have a solution. I think it is good for everyone,” Levante captain Luis Rubiales told radio Cadena Ser in the early hours of Saturday.

The squad announced on April 17 that it would strike on April 26 and 27 over unpaid wages and bonuses. It had up until now rejected all offers to settle the debts that were made by the club.

Overall debts to the players total 18 million euros (28.4 million dollars), local newspaper Levante EMV reported earlier this week. Some players are still owed bonuses from last season, it said.

Levante are at the bottom of the Spanish first division and 15 points away from safety with just five games remaining.

If they did not take to the field against Recreativo, they would forfeit the game 3-0 and so be relegated.

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