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Gentlemen’s agreement: the agreement of the Mexican soccer league that was sanctioned by monopoly


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The “Pact of Gentlemen” of Mexican soccer was finally sanctioned.

The Federal Economic Competition Commission of Mexico (Cofece) fined the Liga Mx of the first division for having applied “absolute monopolistic practices” in an unwritten agreement that prevented footballers from signing new contracts freely.

It also issued sanctions for having applied a “salary cap” that limited the players of the Liga Mx Femenil to obtain better salaries.

The Mexican Soccer Federation (FMF) indicated that it abides by the sanctions for almost US $ 9 million that Cofece applied to the institution and 17 clubs of the first division.


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