The Superior Sports Council (CSD) showed this Friday its support for the women’s arbitration group, which this Thursday announced its refusal to direct the F League matches due to its current employment situation, to “improve their current conditions, increase their salary and be recognized professionally”, while he signed a new resolution to establish some competitions of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the Professional Women’s Football League (LPFF) and have a “peaceful” start to the competition.

As Council sources told Europa Press, after the meeting held this Friday with the RFEF and the LFPP, the body stressed that it is “precisely” the arbitration committee that “according to the law, and in the absence of a coordination agreement, must establish the rules that have economic repercussions in the arbitration of professional competition”.

However, “and given that the situation has come just one day before the start of the league”, José Manuel Franco, president of the CSD, “has let the group of referees know that, obviously, they are going to have all the support” from their organization “to improve their current conditions, increase their salary and be recognized professionally.

“The Council will hold meetings between the parties starting next week to promote a negotiation that meets these objectives,” added these sources, who stressed that, “in the absence of a quorum between the parties,” it has also appointed the third member of the arbitration committee and the third member of the competition committee for “the good development” of the competition.

This Thursday, the assistant referees and referees showed their “unanimous” refusal to whistle matches of the new F League, the First Division of women’s soccer that begins this Friday, in protest at “the current conditions of uncertainty” of their “labor and economy”, a movement criticized by the Professional Women’s Soccer League (LPFF), which believes that the establishment is being “deceived” by the RFEF and that it warned of legal measures if they do not appear on the first day.

On the other hand, “due to the lack of agreement” between the RFEF and LaLiga, Franco signed a resolution this Friday that comes to resolve “how many aspects are necessary for a peaceful start to the competition.” Thus, the CSD determined that the power to dictate the rules governing the competition corresponds to the RFEF, while ownership is exercised by the LFPP, emphasizing, yes, “in coordination” with the federation itself.

“That is, the debate cannot be raised in terms of whether the ‘chief’ of the league is one party or the other: both parties must be aware that this power is granted by their coordination,” they stressed from the CSD.

In this sense, the RFEF will hold the powers in terms of alignment, substitutes and substitutions, and the League will be the one that exploits the commercial rights, establishes the uniformity of the teams, handles advertising and negotiates the ball. The Council pointed out in its resolution that it establishes that, “for advertising and for the ball, the league must pay amounts to be established in the future coordination agreement to the RFEF that impact grassroots football and the rest of the categories.”

Likewise, the LPFF and the RFEF must also understand each other through the agreement, regarding the registration of the teams, tributes, causes of force majeure such as the one imposed by the coronavirus or the format of the competition itself.