The controversy surrounding the Spain women’s team continues, after two players requested to leave the camp citing personal discomfort and lack of spirit as reasons.
New head coach Montse Tome recently named her first squad, but the players refused to turn up for the national team. They were threatened with legal action wherein they could be banned for five years. And now, the majority of players have turned up and held talks with the RFEF. After seven hours of talks, the players and officials have reached an agreement and ended their boycott.
Spain women’s team end boycott after talks with RFEF
Victor Francis, the head of Spain’s CSD recently said, “The players have also shown us their concern about the need to make profound changes in the RFEF, and the RFEF has committed to ensuring that these changes occur immediately.
“Of the 23 called up, 2 players have requested the possibility of leaving the concentration for reasons of lack of spirit and personal discomfort.
“The formula to be used will not entail sanctions. The players are in a difficult moment. I think it is good news to be able to say that the national team will play the two games with guarantees.”
Although the Spain women’s team won the FIFA World Cup, their success story was muffled by the controversy which ensued after former RFEF president Luis Rubiales kissed Jenni Hermoso on the lips during the post match celebrations.
Rubiales could face sexual assault and coercion charges for his actions, which have downplayed the on-pitch succes of the team. He recently stepped down, after his statement read that the kiss was consensual.
Montse Tome will now be looking to put the controversy behind them after the end of the boycott of the players.