Norway's players on strike after talks stall
STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Players from Norway's Tippeligaen clubs have gone on strike after a row between employers and the athletes' union, according to the Norwegian FA (NFF).
Wide-ranging negotiations between employers organisation NISO and athletes' union NHO Idrett covered everything from the holidays to allowing the players to choose what boots they wanted to wear.
In a statement on Friday, the NFF said that "on Friday morning, negotiations broke down after several hours of negotiation. With that, Tippeligaen players are out on strike with immediate effect".
Newspaper Verdens Gang (www.vg.no) reported that in total 95 players are now on strike. Meanwhile, the NFF says that it is in dialogue with the 16 Tippeligaen clubs to decide what to do about the ninth round of matches, due to be played this weekend.