Levante strike warning threatens Real game

May 16, 2008

MADRID, May 16 (Reuters) - Real Madrid's final match of the season is in doubt as players from cash-strapped Levante have announced they will strike unless they are paid money owed to them dating back to last season.

The players have said they are owed €18 million and will only play if given an immediate guarantee they will receive 13 million.

Meanwhile, Real Madrid skipper Raul has accepted that he will not be included in the Spain squad for Euro 2008.

'My next objective is to rest up and then prepare myself for next season,' the striker was quoted as saying in the Spanish media on Friday.