Italy football strike cancelled
The Italian League and Players' Union has called off a player strike after finding an agreement on Monday over a collective contract, meaning the new Serie A season will begin on Friday.
The warring factions have agreed a temporary deal that will expire at the end of the season but will at least allow the campaign to begin after the first round of matches just over a week ago was called off.
The new Serie A season will therefore kick off on Friday night with champions AC Milan hosting Lazio.
"It was worth having such a tough negotiation because the clubs have achieved much of what they wanted," league chief Maurizio Beretta told Italian news agency Ansa.
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