39 players, including 21 of the 23 world champions, demanded this Friday from the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) the restructuring of the organizational chart of women’s football, assuring that the changes made in the organization “are not enough to hold office”. safe place.”
What changes are the Spanish players demanding?
In a statement, the players are demanding five changes from the RFEF: the restructuring of the organizational chart of women’s football as well as the presidential cabinet and the general secretary; the resignation of the President of the RFEF, whose position is now held by Pedro Rocha on an interim basis, and the restructuring of the communications and marketing area and the integrity department.
“Today we told the RFEF that the changes that have occurred are not enough for players to feel like they are in a safe place where women are respected. We are committed to women’s football, where we can give our best. Performance,” they said.
Following the players’ statement, the RFEF has postponed the announcement of the call-up of new coach Montse Tomé for the Nations League games against Sweden and Switzerland, scheduled for this afternoon at 4:00 p.m. (local time).
What happens to the call from Spain?
It should be noted that the players who signed the declaration will not return to the national team until their requests are resolved, so Montse Tomé’s first call-up could be significantly delayed.
In fact, the football players who signed the declaration and were crowned world champions have left the Spanish national team since August 25 because Luis Rubiales kissed Jenni Hermoso in a non-consensual manner.
So far, coach Jorge Vilda and Rubiales himself have been removed from their respective positions, a consequence of the incidents between the former RFEF president and Hermoso.