The 23 world champions who resigned from the Spanish team on August 25 will not return to the team despite the resignation of Luis Rubiales as president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the dismissal of Jorge Vilda as a coach, as confirmed by federative sources to EL MUNDO.
The new coach, Montse Tomé, must now choose between not counting them on the list that must be announced this Friday at 4:00 p.m. or calling them anyway and claiming a possible sanction. The team’s closest goal is qualification for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.
“All the players who sign this letter will not return to a call-up if the current leaders continue,” they stated in a joint statement after the victory in the World Cup in Australia and New Zealand and Rubiales’ non-consensual kiss to Jenni Hermoso and the champions. They remain in their position despite the changes experienced in the offices in recent days.
Despite this, as this newspaper also learned, there will be a division in the group of 81 soccer players affiliated with the FIFPro union that signed the first statement. This Friday the 23 champions and another 18 teammates will maintain their resignation – among them the remaining 12 of the ‘Las 15’ group – but 40 will change their position and will be selectable.