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Spanish football clubs half tax debt in two years

Spanish football clubs half tax debt in two years

Madrid (AFP) – Spanish football clubs have reduced their huge debt with the country's tax authorities by over 50 percent in the past two years, a report by the league & the country's sports council said on Friday.

The debt to the tax authorities has dropped from a high of 650 million euros in 2013 to 317 million euros by September this year.

"The general evaluation is very satisfactory. We are very pleased with the work done with La Liga, the results in the development of the debt & the financial health of football," said sports minister Miguel Cardenal.

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Spanish football clubs half tax debt in two years

Spanish football clubs half tax debt in two years

Madrid (AFP) – Spanish football clubs have reduced their huge debt with the country's tax authorities by over 50 percent in the past two years, a report by the league & the country's sports council said on Friday.

The debt to the tax authorities has dropped from a high of 650 million euros in 2013 to 317 million euros by September this year.

"The general evaluation is very satisfactory. We are very pleased with the work done with La Liga, the results in the development of the debt & the financial health of football," said sports minister Miguel Cardenal.

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Soccer-Spanish clubs cut tax debt in half

Soccer-Spanish clubs cut tax debt in half

By Tim Hanlon

BARCELONA, Sept 18 (Reuters) – Spanish clubs have slashed debt to the tax office in half since the start of 2013 following the introduction of measures to curb financial mismanagement, LaLiga confirmed on Friday.

Since January 2013 the combined debt to the Spanish state has been reduced from 650 million euros ($760.9 million) to 317 million euros, according to LaLiga, & estimates predict it will fall by a further 42 million euros this season.

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Soccer-Elche settle tax debt and will appeal against expulsion

Soccer-Elche settle tax debt & will appeal against expulsion

MADRID, June 19 (Reuters) – Elche have settled the debt to the tax authorities that resulted in their demotion to the second division & say they will lodge an appeal next week against their La Liga expulsion.

"Elche CF are up to date with their tax obligations," the club said on their website (www.elchecf.es) on Friday.

The club, who have been provisionally replaced in the top flight by Eibar, added that they plan to file the appeal with the government disciplinary committee for sports (TAD) on Tuesday along with a certificate from the tax agency.

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Soccer-Elche settle tax debt and will appeal against expulsion

Soccer-Elche settle tax debt & will appeal against expulsion

MADRID, June 19 (Reuters) – Elche have settled the debt to the tax authorities that resulted in their demotion to the second division & say they will lodge an appeal next week against their La Liga expulsion.

"Elche CF are up to date with their tax obligations," the club said on their website (www.elchecf.es) on Friday.

The club, who have been provisionally replaced in the top flight by Eibar, added that they plan to file the appeal with the government disciplinary committee for sports (TAD) on Tuesday along with a certificate from the tax agency.

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Spanish court set to rule on league strike

Spanish court set to rule on league strike

Madrid (AFP) – A Spanish court is set to rule on Thursday if footballers can legally go ahead with a strike against a new TV rights law which threatens to shut down the country's top league at the weekend.

The AFE players' union announced last week that footballers would go on strike indefinitely from Saturday & the league, which controls clubs in the top two divisions, filed a petition to have the action declared illegal.

The RFEF federation, which controls top-league referees as well as lower-league clubs, had earlier decided to halt all competition from the same date.

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Spanish court set to rule on league strike

Spanish court set to rule on league strike

Madrid (AFP) – A Spanish court is set to rule on Thursday if footballers can legally go ahead with a strike against a new TV rights law which threatens to shut down the country's top league at the weekend.

The AFE players' union announced last week that footballers would go on strike indefinitely from Saturday & the league, which controls clubs in the top two divisions, filed a petition to have the action declared illegal.

The RFEF federation, which controls top-league referees as well as lower-league clubs, had earlier decided to halt all competition from the same date.

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Personal row casts shadow over Spanish soccer

Personal row casts shadow over Spanish soccer

Madrid (AFP) – A long-simmering squabble between Spain's most powerful football chiefs could bring the Lionel Messi & Cristiano Ronaldo show to a halt this weekend.

The feud between Angel Maria Villar, head of the Spanish football federation, the RFEF, & Javier Tebas, head of the professional league, is the real cause of a threatened strike by players from Saturday, observers say.

The strike call is to be discussed in court on Wednesday & a judge could order the action suspended while a solution is sought.

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Strike puts finale of Spanish soccer season in doubt

Strike puts finale of Spanish soccer season in doubt

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — The biggest obstacle to Barcelona winning the Spanish league title may not be Real Madrid after all.

The last few games of the season have instead been put into serious doubt because of a fight between Spanish soccer authorities over TV money.

The Spanish soccer federation said Wednesday that it is backing an ''indefinite'' strike that it says the players' union plans to call on May 16, which would affect the final two rounds of the league & the Copa del Rey final. Barcelona leads Madrid by two points with three matches remaining & is scheduled to play Athletic Bilbao in the Copa del Rey final on May 30.

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Ronaldo faces possible sanction for 'Clasico' celebration

Ronaldo faces possible sanction for 'Clasico' celebration

MADRID (Reuters) – Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo could be sanctioned for his goal celebration when he netted the equaliser in Sunday's La Liga 'Clasico' at Barcelona, the president of Spain's professional soccer league (LFP) said.

Ronaldo, not for the first time when he has scored at the Nou Camp, appeared to be urging the Barca fans to calm down when he struck to make it 1-1 in the 31st minute.

The Portugal captain, regularly the subject of abuse himself, has gained a reputation for winding up opposing fans & was widely criticised when he tore off his shirt to celebrate his successful penalty in last season's Champions League final victory over Atletico Madrid.

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