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Female referees call off strike in Spain

The referees had demanded more money and working conditions similar to their male colleagues.

• September 15, 2022
Spanish female football referee

Referees in the Spanish women’s football league have ended their week-long strike.

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) announced that a deal was concluded on Thursday.

The referees had demanded more money and working conditions similar to their male colleagues.

The opening games in Liga F were postponed last weekend because of the strike, but the women’s top division will now kick off this weekend.

This is the first fully professional Spanish women’s football season.

Spain set a world record for attendance at a women’s game when 91,553 people watched Barcelona Women FC beat rivals Real Madrid Women 5-2.

The match was a Women’s UEFA Champions League quarter-final second leg match played at Camp Nou on March 30.

(dpa/NAN)

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