Fri, 29 Sep 2023

MADRID, Sept. 14 (Xinhua) -- The Spain's Women's Professional Football League, Liga F, will kick off this weekend after the league and the players' unions finalized an agreement on wages late Thursday night, putting an end to the strike that led to the postponement of the first round of matches the previous weekend.

"After a new and long day of negotiation, Liga F and the unions have reached an agreement regarding the minimum wage that allows the strike to be called off," stated Liga F on its website.

The new wage structure sets the minimum wage at 21,000 euros (22,500 US dollars) for this season. This will rise to 22,500 euros for the upcoming season and 23,500 euros for the 2025/26 campaign. However, these figures could see further increases depending on the commercial success of the competition.

"This Professional League and its clubs had always defended the need for a long-term agreement that would provide stability to the women's professional football project and allow gradual and sustainable growth in accordance with the development of the competition," the communique explained.

This season holds significant importance for Spain's domestic women's competition, especially in light of the recent success of the Spanish women's team at the Women's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.

While Spain's victory was overshadowed by the controversy involving former Spanish Football President, Luis Rubiales, and Spain player Jenni Hermoso, leading to his resignation, it's anticipated that Spain's achievements will generate increased interest, resulting in larger attendances and TV viewership.

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