On Monday 18 September 2023, Spanish footballer Jenni Hermoso was not chosen for the very first squad announced due to the fact the scandal involving her and ex-federation president Luis Rubiales. This selection was produced by new Spain head coach Montse Tome, who stated that she had spoken to Hermoso and chose not to consist of her in order to “protect her”.
Following the Women’s Globe Cup victory, exactly where Hermoso was kissed on the lips by Rubiales for the duration of celebrations in Sydney right after defeating England, the complete Globe Cup-winning group went on strike. They known as for reforms and new leadership inside the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) right after Rubiales initially refused to resign ahead of ultimately stepping down.
Final Friday, 21 out of the 23 players involved in the tournament, such as Hermoso, declared that the strike would continue till their demands for structural reform at the RFEF had been met. Regardless of Rubiales’ resignation, the players believed that not all of their demands had been addressed.
Nonetheless, Montse Tome has known as up 15 players from the Globe Cup-winning squad for the upcoming Nations League matches against Sweden and Switzerland. Hermoso, along with seven other players, will be absent from the squad. It remains unclear irrespective of whether it was Hermoso herself who requested not to be known as up.
Amongst the other players missing 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 the Globe Cup-winning players she had chosen and anticipated them to report to the instruction camp on Tuesday. Though no player had expressed a want not to be known as up, it is uncertain irrespective of whether they have agreed to finish their boycott.