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Beira-Mar players have come out of their standoff with the club with their demands nearly fulfilled. The professional footballers of Portuguese second division side played their match against Académico de Viseu last weekend after receiving assurances that outstanding salary would be paid.

The players had announced that they would take strike action on May 22 should the three months of outstanding salary remain nonpaid. This had followed a similar promise the week before where the team had decided to boycott their remaining two fixtures if salaries remained unpaid. This was resolved through the payment of one month's salary which allowed the players to go through with the match and beat Leixões 2-1.

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A similar pattern followed these most recent developments. The administration of Beira-Mar compensated part of the players' outstanding salaries while investors in the organisation guaranteed the other part, providing the assurances the players needed.

The Portuguese Players' Union (SJPF), which has been supporting its constituents at Beira-Mar from the beginning, has said that it "is monitoring the situation of the players and the club".

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