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Spain’s Women’s World Cup Winners Continue Boycott Amid Turmoil

Sep 16, 2023

Spain’s Women’s World Cup-winning players announced Friday that they’re continuing their boycott of the National Team despite the resignation of federation president Luis Rubiales and dismissal of coach Jorge Vilda.

The players sent a joint email to the Royal Spanish Football Federation explaining that they were not ready to return to play for the national team following their World Cup victory celebration stained by Rubiales’ unwanted kiss on the lips of player Jenni Hermoso. On Friday, a Spanish judge ordered a restraining order against Rubiales from coming within 200 meters of Hermoso.

A statement signed by 39 national team players was posted Friday on X, calling for continued changes to the country’s soccer leadership. The players will not be available to play in Spain’s upcoming UEFA Nations League matches against Sweden and Switzerland.

Source: Front Office Sports

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