BUENOS AIRES,: Two top flight footballers in Argentina have been suspended on suspicion of doping, the Argentine Football Federation’s disciplinary tribunal said on Friday on its website. The tribunal said it had decided to “suspend provisionally” Newell’s Old Boys defender Lucas Bernardi and Arsenal striker Gustavo Canales after they returned positive tests.
Players strike delays start of Argentina football season
Argentina Players paid to avert strike by government Argentina's government said Thursday it paid $22 million dollars to the country's Football Association to avert a players' strike over unpaid wages that threatened to disrupt the new season. The Argentina Footballers' Union (AFA) had threatened to strike on the first day of the season Friday in a dispute over redistribution of broadcasting revenues. It said some players had not been paid for four months because the state had failed…
Facing a serious crisis, many clubs have not played footballers' salaries for up to five months.