- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 30, 2010

ROME (AP) - Italian league players say they will strike on the weekend of Dec. 11-12 after union representative Sergio Campana walked out on collective bargaining talks.

Campana left the negotiations with Serie A on Tuesday despite a Nov. 30 deadline for reaching a resolution to the dispute, according to the ANSA news agency.

The union is refusing to accept a proposal that clubs be allowed to force unwanted players to train away from the first team or accept a transfer.

Giancarlo Abete, the president of the governing body of Italian soccer, will now accompany the sides to a hearing at the Italian Olympic Committee on Wednesday.

Serie A players went on strike in March 1996 over several issues, including the Bosman ruling, which established free agency for players whose contracts had expired.


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