Greece’s lower league players announce strike

Players in Greece’s second and third-tier leagues say they will

strike starting Wednesday to protest a lack of insurance coverage

for them and their dependents.

A previous coverage deal expired on Dec. 31 and since then the

league has been negotiating each week and covering only the players

– and then only during games.

In a statement Monday, the players say this arrangement is

inadequate. They warn that they will not play Wednesday’s game and

strike until their demand for continuous coverage for them and

their dependents is met.