The Girls’s World Cup-winning squad of Spain is not going to be returning to the nationwide group for the upcoming Nations League fixtures in September. This choice stays unchanged regardless of the resignation of Luis Rubiales, the President of the Spanish soccer affiliation (RFEF), and the sacking of Jorge Vilda, the previous coach.
Final month, a letter signed by 81 Spain gamers, together with the whole World Cup-winning squad, was launched by gamers’ union FutPro. The letter acknowledged their refusal to take part in nationwide group call-ups till there was a change in RFEF management, accusing Rubiales of “violating the dignity of girls”.
Rubiales stepped down from his place after going through heavy strain, following allegations of misconduct. This got here 16 days after the World Cup closing. Vilda, then again, was dismissed previous to Rubiales’ resignation.
Later in the present day, the Spain squad is ready to concern an announcement clarifying their stance on rejecting call-ups.
The upcoming Nations League fixtures for Spain embrace matches towards Sweden on September 22 and Switzerland on September 26. Nonetheless, the World Cup-winning squad is not going to be collaborating in these matches.
The controversy surrounding Rubiales contains him kissing Jenni Hermoso after Spain’s World Cup victory over England. Hermoso alleges that the kiss was non-consensual, a declare that Rubiales denies. Rubiales additionally sparked criticism for grabbing his crotch within the stands after Spain’s win, for which he later apologized.
Rubiales had initially resisted requires his resignation, however ultimately stepped down in September after being suspended by FIFA.
Montse Tome, the previous assistant supervisor, has been appointed as Vilda’s everlasting successor and is anticipated to steer the group in the course of the Nations League fixtures in September.
Final 12 months, a bunch of 15 Spain gamers refused call-ups from the nationwide group, citing unfavorable situations. Following talks with the RFEF forward of this summer time’s World Cup, eight of the 15 gamers made themselves out there for choice once more. Nonetheless, solely three gamers – Ona Batlle, Aitana Bonmati, and Mariona Caldentey – have been chosen for the squad.