Jennifer Hermoso, a single of the eight players from Spain’s Women’s Globe Cup-winning squad, has been excluded from the new head coach Montserrat Tome’s initial squad. This choice comes right after a controversial incident exactly where Hermoso was kissed by then-RFEF president Luis Rubiales right after the Globe Cup final. The complete squad had previously gone on strike in assistance of Hermoso.
The kiss occurred for the duration of the celebrations following their victory against England on August 26. As a outcome, Hermoso and her teammates decided to protest by going on strike. Rubiales, who was currently beneath suspension by FIFA, at some point resigned from his position on September ten. In addition, the controversial Spain head coach Jorge Vilda was also sacked by interim RFEF president Pedro Rocha.
Final Friday, 21 out of the 23 players from the Globe Cup-winning squad announced that the strike would continue till they have been happy with the structural reform at the RFEF. They expressed that the adjustments implemented so far have been not sufficient to assure their security and respect as girls footballers. They also highlighted the want for elevated assistance and recognition for women’s football.
Regardless of this ongoing strike, 15 players from the Globe Cup-winning squad, excluding Hermoso, have been named up for the Nations League matches against Sweden and Switzerland beneath new head coach Montserrat Tome. Furthermore, amongst the absent players are captain Ivana Andres, Irene Guerrero, Mariona Caldentey, Laia Codina, Alba Redondo, Rocio Galvez, and Claudia Zornoza.