Jennifer Hermoso, one in every of many eight players from Spain’s Women’s World Cup-winning squad, has been excluded from the model new head coach Montserrat Tome’s first squad. This selection comes after a controversial incident the place Hermoso was kissed by then-RFEF president Luis Rubiales after the World Cup remaining. All of the squad had beforehand gone on strike in assist of Hermoso.
The kiss occurred all through the celebrations following their victory in direction of England on August 26. Due to this, Hermoso and her teammates decided to protest by taking place strike. Rubiales, who was already beneath suspension by FIFA, lastly resigned from his place on September 10. In addition to, the controversial Spain head coach Jorge Vilda was moreover sacked by interim RFEF president Pedro Rocha.
Last Friday, 21 out of the 23 players from the World Cup-winning squad launched that the strike would proceed until that they had been proud of the structural reform on the RFEF. They expressed that the changes carried out so far weren’t ample to ensure their safety and respect as women footballers. As well as they highlighted the need for elevated assist and recognition for ladies’s soccer.
No matter this ongoing strike, 15 players from the World Cup-winning squad, excluding Hermoso, have been known as up for the Nations League matches in direction of Sweden and Switzerland beneath new head coach Montserrat Tome. Furthermore, among the many many absent players are captain Ivana Andres, Irene Guerrero, Mariona Caldentey, Laia Codina, Alba Redondo, Rocio Galvez, and Claudia Zornoza.