TOKYO, Japan's national team have
threatened to boycott international friendly matches if their
pay demands are not met, local media reported on
The Japan Pro-Footballers Association (JPFA) said the
unhappy players would back down only if they were offered a
significant pay rise.
"We have no plans of backing down," JPFA executive officer
Tetsuro Kiyooka was quoted as saying by the Kyodo news agency.
JPFA lawyers will meet their counterparts in the Japan
Football Association on Tuesday to find a way out of the crisis.
"We cannot comment as we are leaving the situation in the
hands of our lawyers," the JFA said.
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