October 1, 2023 9:39 pm
Spain’s Globe Cup champions persist with rebellion, declining participation in Nations League matches regardless of Jorge Vilda’s dismissal and Luis Rubiales tendering resignation

All the players who won the Women’s Globe Cup with Spain have announced their refusal to join the squad for the upcoming Nations League matches, regardless of current adjustments in the RFEF. These players, who emerged victorious in the Globe Cup final against England final month, had been element of a group of 81 players who had vowed to boycott the national group as extended as Luis Rubiales remained the president of the federation. This choice came immediately after Rubiales had kissed captain Jenni Hermoso with no her consent.

Rubiales lastly resigned from the RFEF final week, following the sacking of Globe Cup winning coach Jorge Vilda and the appointment of Montse Tome as the team’s 1st female manager. Regardless of these adjustments, the Globe Cup-winning players have selected not to return.

According to Spanish newspaper AS, the 23 players who brought glory to Spain in Australia and New Zealand will not be element of Tome’s 1st squad for the upcoming UEFA Nations League fixtures against Sweden and Switzerland in September. It has been reported that the players held many meetings prior to producing their choice.

This news comes as a substantial setback for Tome, as she will not have any frequent 1st-group players readily available for the begin of the Nations League. The team’s qualification for the subsequent year’s Olympic Games in Paris is at stake in these matches.

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