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Spanish women footballers secure historic pay agreement

Players went on strike in November to demand better pay and conditions.
Players had gone on strike in November to demand better pay and conditions.

The first collective agreement in the history of Spanish women's football, a deal that will improve conditions for top-flight players, has been signed after 16 months of negotiations.

In November, players went on strike for the first time ever when negotiations broke down after over a year. 

"This Collective Agreement will give security to the group with a framework of employment relations already set that equals women with men in football.

"The signing of this agreement is a historic...

Barcelona women thrash Real Sociedad 10-1 to lift first ever Super Cup

Barcelona cruised to an emphatic victory to lift the Women's Spanish Supercopa.

Barcelona hit double figures as they hammered Real Sociedad 10-1 to win the inaugural edition of the Women's Spanish Supercopa in Salamanca on Sunday.

Right-back Marta Torrejon struck four times, with Alexia Putellas and Asisat Oshoala both scoring two each. Caroline Graham Hansen and Candela Andujar were also on target for Barca. Manuela Lareo scored La Real's consolation goal.

Both sets of players crossed their arms for about 30 seconds at the beginning of a match to demand the signing of the...

Spanish women footballers halt strike, set Dec. 20 deadline to reach agreement

Women's footballers in Spain went on strike for the first time on Saturday.

Spanish women's football players have decided to return to the pitch after temporarily halting their strike which began on Saturday.

The players' union (AFE) announced on Monday evening that following further mediation, it had agreed to interrupt the strike and play again, giving clubs a deadline of Dec. 20 to sign a collective agreement.

A recent proposal by Spain's ministry of work that the players had accepted but the clubs had not, should be, according to the AFE, the basis for a new collective...