The new coach of the Spanish women’s team, Montse Tomé gave her first call-up list this Monday and left Jenni Hermoso off the payroll to “protect” it, after the so-called Rubiales case.
The replacement for Jorge Vilda, Australia and New Zealand World Cup winning coach, called up 15 world champion soccer players in the squad of 23 to face Sweden and Switzerland for the Nations League.
On that list, the main absentee is Jenni Hermoso, the involuntary protagonist of the scandal over the non-consensual kiss on the mouth of the now former president of the Spanish Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales. “As the head of state, we believe that the best way to protect it is like this,” explained Montse Tomé, at the press conference where she announced the aforementioned.
In any case, Hermoso would not be the only one absent since The world champions issued a statement after Tomé’s call reaffirming their “will not to be called up”a position they had taken to demand the resignation of Rubiales and other changes that were not carried out.
“Today, as we have transmitted to the RFEF The changes that have occurred are not enough for players to feel in a safe place where women are respected, we are committed to women’s football and we can give our maximum performance,” the statement states.
“We, as elite professional players and after everything that happened today, will study the possible legal consequences to which the RFEF exposes us by putting ourselves in a list from which we had asked not to be summoned for reasons already publicly explained and in more detail to the RFEF, and with this make the best decision for our future and for our health,” the players added.
The changes requested by the champions from the RFEF were: the restructuring of the women’s football organization chart and the presidency and general secretary cabinet; the resignation of the president of the RFEF, a position now held on an interim basis by Pedro Rocha, and the restructuring of the communication and marketing area, as well as the integrity department.
The women’s team Spain will debut in the Nations League, that qualifies for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, on Friday, September 22 against Sweden and two days later they will face Switzerland.
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