Buenos Aires "superclasico" back on as refs scrap strike
The referees union (SADRA) had called the strike after a referee was attacked by players and supporters following a pitch invasion during a lower-division match last Sunday.
But on Wednesday SADRA representative Guillermo Marconi said they had suspended the strike after football chiefs agreed to talks.
"We have been successful because the Argentine Football Association is willing to discuss the entire protocol for referees' safety," he told reporters.
"There is no way the labor ministry can avoid the negotiation process."
The Buenos Aires "superclasico" and all other matches in the federation's five leagues had risked being cancelled this weekend.
Six football fans have died this year in match-related violence, according to the non-government group Salvemos el Futbol.