A strike by players which would have seen all Serie A matches in Italy disrupted this weekend has been called off.
The players’ union (AIC) planned to strike on September 25 and 26 in a row over rights, but a resolution has now been reached.
Serie A and the AIC met in Rome on Tuesday to discuss ways of avoiding the industrial action as part of a collective agreement.
The two parties have agreed on six of the eight points that had been under dispute, but two areas remain to be resolved and the parties will resume negotiations on November 30.
A statement from the Serie A read: “The strike called by the Italian Footballers’ Association (AIC) for this weekend has been suspended.
“Sergio Campana, president of the union, announced it after the fourth meeting between representatives of the Serie A and that of the AIC regarding the collective bargaining agreement which expired in June.”
AIC secretary Gianni Grazioli added: “We will continue to negotiate until November 30 because there are still two issues where no agreement has been reached.”