The members of the Spanish women’s soccer team that became the world champion in OceaniaLast August, they announced to the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) this Friday that they are continuing their resignation from the national team after the ‘Rubiales case’.
Sources from the RFEF told Spanish Cadena SER that The players will not attend the call of the National Team in this call considering that the resignation of Luis Rubiales and the dismissal of coach Jorge Vilda after the kiss given by the former leader to soccer player Jennifer Hermoso was not enough.
On August 25, Jennifer Hermoso and 80 other players and former players, including all world champions, signed a statement in which they demanded “real changes, both in sport and structure ,” and announced their resignation from the national team.
In the past few days it has emerged that the departures made were not enough for his return and this Friday it was confirmed.
For the players, the RFEF’s treatment of Hermoso during the ‘Rubiales case’ is questionable.
The Spanish media indicated that, Now, the statement of the players is expected where they will explain the changes they consider necessary to be part of the team again.
In fact, Montse Tomé, the coach who replaced Vilda, and the players on his first call-up list will not attend the call.
According to sources from the RFEF, Tomé is free to include the players he considers fit for the call and, if any of them appear on the list, he must consider the consequences of their resignation.
Will not attend a call for the national team there are consequencesspecified in article 65 of the RFEF Disciplinary Code, which can range from a financial fine (from 3,006 to 31,051 euros), up to the suspension of the federative license.
The whole scandal was born on August 20, when Spain became the world champion in the competition held in Australia and New Zealand, after defeating England 1-0 in the final.
At the time of the award, Rubiales, former RFEF president, gave the gold medal to Hermoso and kissed him on the lipscaused a real dispute that led, after several controversies and denials, to the resignation of the leader and to the dismissal of Vilda for supporting him and praising him when he refused to resign in the assembly of entity.
Because of this fact, Rubiales must testify this Saturday before the judge of the Spanish National Court, accused of the crimes of “sexual assault and coercion.”