On Monday 18 September 2023, Spanish footballer Jenni Hermoso was not chosen for the primary squad introduced for the reason that scandal involving her and ex-federation president Luis Rubiales. This determination was made by new Spain head coach Montse Tome, who acknowledged that she had spoken to Hermoso and selected to not embrace her with a view to “shield her”.
Following the Ladies’s World Cup victory, the place Hermoso was kissed on the lips by Rubiales throughout celebrations in Sydney after defeating England, the complete World Cup-winning group went on strike. They referred to as for reforms and new management inside the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF) after Rubiales initially refused to resign earlier than ultimately stepping down.
Final Friday, 21 out of the 23 gamers concerned within the event, together with Hermoso, declared that the strike would proceed till their calls for for structural reform on the RFEF had been met. Regardless of Rubiales’ resignation, the gamers believed that not all of their calls for had been addressed.
However, Montse Tome has referred to as up 15 gamers from the World Cup-winning squad for the upcoming Nations League matches in opposition to Sweden and Switzerland. Hermoso, together with seven different gamers, will likely be absent from the squad. It stays unclear whether or not it was Hermoso herself who requested to not be referred to as up.
Among the many different gamers lacking from the squad are captain Ivana Andres, Irene Guerrero, Mariona Caldentey, Laia Codina, Alba Redondo, Rocio Galvez, and Claudia Zornoza. Tome talked about that she had spoken to all of the World Cup-winning gamers she had chosen and anticipated them to report back to the coaching camp on Tuesday. Though no participant had expressed a want to not be referred to as up, it’s unsure whether or not they have agreed to finish their boycott.