LFP calls meeting to discuss strike threat

The governing body has announced that they intend to address the disagreement over the division of television money after several clubs raised the possibility of protesting

Spain's Liga ruling body (LFP) has called a general assembly on August 14 to discuss the threat made by several clubs to strike ahead of the new season due to a dispute over television money.

13 Spanish sides, including the likes of Athletic Bilbao and Atletico Madrid announced that they were dissatisfied with the current deal, which sees Barcelona and Real Madrid take the lion's share of proceeds.

However, the LFP has now retorted by saying that it is beyond the clubs' jurisdiction to call a general assembly, and that they were convening their own meeting to discuss general changes.

"It is beyond the jurisdiction of the Junta de Division [a meeting of all 20 Liga clubs] to debate and decide the issues that have been put forward," LFP president Jose Luis Astiazaran said, according to AS.

However, the LFP has since announced the agenda for a meeting on August 14, which includes: "The problem raised by the repeated request of some clubs about broadcasting matches from La Liga."

The 2012-13 Liga season is set to get under way on August 18, with Valencia travelling to Real Madrid on match day one.