April 12, 2024

SPAIN: The Spanish Soccer Federation introduced on Friday that the gamers who gained the World Cup for Spain are nonetheless declining to take part within the girls’s nationwide crew, simply hours earlier than the brand new coach, Montse Tomé, was scheduled to disclose her inaugural squad.

Tomé will now have to decide on whether or not to pick out a special lineup for the forthcoming Nations League matches towards Sweden and Switzerland on September 22 and 26 or to proceed calling up the hanging gamers.

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The Spanish girls’s soccer crew had restricted alternatives to commemorate their most important achievement in soccer as a result of the previous president of the federation, Luis Rubiales, sparked controversy by kissing participant Jenni Hermoso on the lips throughout the awards ceremony in Sydney.

Following the president’s refusal to step down after the kiss incident, the 23 gamers took a stand by declaring they might not signify their nation till the soccer federation underwent substantial reforms and noticed new management.

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Since then, the federation has skilled vital turmoil. Initially, Rubiales was suspended by FIFA, and his interim alternative dismissed the unpopular girls’s nationwide crew coach, Jorge Vilda. Ultimately, Rubiales himself resigned as a result of immense stress.

Whereas many anticipated the gamers’ return following these developments, it appears they’re looking for additional adjustments, though they haven’t disclosed their particular calls for publicly.

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Final month, the gamers conveyed via their Futrpo union that they might not contemplate returning to signify Spain “if the current management continues” and demanded “actual structural adjustments that assist the nationwide crew proceed to develop.”

Final yr, 15 gamers rebelled, looking for extra “skilled” teaching underneath Vilda. Nevertheless, the federation, underneath Rubiales’ management, firmly supported Vilda, leading to solely three of these gamers ultimately relenting and being included within the World Cup squad.

Nonetheless, the participant rebellion resulted in delicate however notable adjustments. The crew noticed its workers broaden to over 60 members for the journey to Australia and New Zealand, utilise chartered flights for journey, and obtain monetary help to facilitate their households’ presence. Gamers with kids had been afforded devoted time to spend with them.

Since Rubiales, Vilda’s greatest backer, is not within the image, the federation has aligned extra intently with the gamers throughout this second insurrection. In Vilda’s place, the federation appointed Tomé, who previously served as his assistant, because the inaugural feminine coach of Spain’s girls’s crew.

On Wednesday, Spain midfielder Alexia Putellas, a two-time Ballon d’Or winner, stated that the gamers’ need sweeping reform.

“We’re asking for adjustments so no girl, inside or exterior of soccer, ought to ever need to expertise once more conditions of disparagement, disrespect, or abuse. We want consensus, braveness, and management from the establishments, please. For this reason we is not going to cease right here,” stated Alexia.

On Friday, Rubiales was testifying earlier than a Spanish decide who’s investigating allegations made by state prosecutors that he engaged in sexual misconduct by kissing Hermoso. Rubiales contends that the kiss was consensual, whereas Hermoso has constantly refuted that declare.

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