The players called up by new coach Montse Tomé for the Nations League games against Sweden and Switzerland are looking for support and legal advice in order to be able to waive La Roja’s appeal. The bomb exploded this Monday at 4:30 p.m. when the RFEF announced those called up after the tsunami of recent days.
The biggest surprise in this announcement came from the players themselves, who were placed on the list despite not having reached an agreement and disagreeing with the association. A total of 20 of the 39 players who signed the declaration on Friday were summoned by Montse Tomé and must appear at Las Rozas Football City this Tuesday at 11:30 a.m.
With this progress by the association, the ball is now in the court of the 20 players involved, who are consulting as a group with the respective legal departments of Futpro, FIFpro and AFE. The footballers, in consultation with their clubs, advisors and those closest to them, want to be informed exactly what the consequences will be if they do not follow the call and behave accordingly.
The football players know that in the event of an association complaint there is a possible sanction that could even mean the revocation of their license, which would mean disqualification from both the national team and their clubs.
The players rely on two points in order to be able to waive their call-up from the national team: first, that they made it clear in writing in the statement of August 25 that they are not eligible to play; Secondly, the RFEF did not inform its clubs in good time in advance, as required by FIFA regulations.
There are several players who are outside Spain and under no circumstances will they be in Madrid first thing this Tuesday. Time is running out and the chances that the group won’t break up are getting smaller and smaller.