SPANISH soccer has been plunged into deeper chaos after 39 gamers together with 15 World Cup winners refused call-ups to the ladies’s group.
The celebrities say “nothing” has modified to make them again down because the fallout from Luis Rubiales kissing Jenni Hermoso on the lips continues.
Rubiales lastly give up as Spanish soccer federation president final week after the scandal of his behaviour in the direction of midfielder Hermoso on the World Cup medal ceremony intensified.
A bunch of 81 gamers, together with all 23 members of the World Cup squad, had mentioned they’d not play whereas Rubiales remained in cost.
New Spain head coach Montse Tome went forward and named most of them anyway – however not Hermoso – for Nations League video games towards Sweden and Switzerland.
However the gamers have doubled down on their stance – confirming in an announcement on Monday night time that “nothing” had modified.
They’d turned up the warmth final Friday after Rubiales resigned, saying they’d solely return after extra adjustments to the system.
The gamers added they weren’t but “in a safe place” and confused issues on the federation ran far deeper than Rubiales.
And after Tome picked an enormous batch of them on Monday, they responded by doubling down as they once more rejected call-ups.
A brand new assertion from the gamers included: “As elite professional players and after everything that has happened today, we will study the possible legal consequences to which the RFEF exposes us by putting us on a list from which we had asked not to be called for reasons already explained publicly and in more detail to the RFEF, and with this make the best decision for our future and for our health.”
They argued their choice was “not in accordance” with Fifa rules, which means the federation was “not in a position to require us to go”.
In the meantime, Tome has emphasised she strongly backs Hermoso regardless of her omission.
The coach mentioned: “We stand with Jenni. We consider that one of the best ways to guard her is like this, however we’re relying on Jenni.
“It’s the start of a new phase, the clock is ticking. There is nothing behind us and we really want to connect with these players.”
Rubiales, 46, has been banned from going inside 200 metres of Hermoso because the nationwide court docket in Madrid considers a grievance of sexual assault, which he denies.