ATHENS, Greece - Players in Greece's second and third-tier leagues say they are going on strike from Wednesday in protest at a lack of insurance cover for them and their dependents.

A previous coverage deal expired on December 31, 2011 and, since then, the league has been negotiating each week and covering only the players — and then solely for the duration of their games.

In a statement Monday, the players say this arrangement is inadequate. They warn that they will not play in the 15th round of matches scheduled for Wednesday and will continue the strike until their demand for continuous coverage for them and their dependents is met.

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