Posted: Wednesday November 20, 2013 3:44 PM

French clubs postpone plans to boycott matches

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PARIS (AP) - French football clubs have postponed plans to boycott matches at the end of the month in protest at a government plans to impose a controversial super-tax on players' salaries.

The Union of Professional Football Clubs (UCPF) met with a government mediator on Wednesday and announced Thursday that the matches for Nov. 29 through Dec. 2 will go ahead.

The UCPF and the French league (LFP) had previously agreed to boycott games in the first and second divisions for that round.

French President Francois Hollande has rejected the clubs' request to alleviate the so-called 75-percent tax law on income above 1 million euros ($1.38 million) per year, telling a European Union summit that ''the law must be the same for all.''

UCPF president Jean-Pierre Louvel had been adamant the boycott would go ahead.

 
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