Jennifer Hermoso, one particular of the eight players in Spain’s Women’s Planet Cup-winning squad, has been left out of new coach Montserrat Thom’s initial group. The choice comes immediately after a controversial incident in which Hermos was kissed by then RFEF president Luis Rubiales immediately after the Planet Cup final. The complete group previously went on strike in assistance of Hermos.
The kiss occurred in the course of the celebrations immediately after their win against England on August 26. As a outcome, Hermoso and her teammates decided to go on strike in protest. Rubiales, currently suspended by FIFA, at some point resigned from his post on September ten. In addition, Spain’s controversial coach Jorge Wilda was also sacked by RFEF Interim President Pedro Rocha.
Final Friday, 21 of the 23 players from the Planet Cup-winning squad announced that the strike would continue till they had been happy with structural reform at the RFEF. They pointed out that the adjustments so far are not sufficient to make sure their security and respect as soccer players. They also emphasized the need to have for higher assistance and recognition of women’s football.
In spite of this ongoing strike, 15 players from the Planet Cup-winning squad, excluding Hermos, have been referred to as up for the Nations League matches against Sweden and Switzerland below new coach Montserrat Thomas. In addition, amongst the absent players are captain Ivana Andres, Irene Guerrero, Mariona Caldentei, Laia Codina, Alba Redondo, Rocio Galvez and Claudia Zornoza.