Soccer star Jenni Hermoso has leveled accusations in opposition to the Spanish federation, alleging that they’re trying to “intimidate and coerce” World Cup champion gamers by summoning them unwillingly for 2 Nations League matches.
The Spain worldwide, who was forcibly kissed by former Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF) President Luis Rubiales following her group’s triumph in Sydney on Aug. 20, was not included within the squad however expressed her assist for the remainder of her teammates.
“The gamers are sure that that is one more technique of division and manipulation to intimidate and threaten us with authorized repercussions and financial sanctions,” the participant, at the moment with Mexican membership Pachuca, stated in an announcement on X, previously Twitter, on Monday.
The Rubiales kiss prompted worldwide anger and shook the federation, resulting in his resignation in addition to the dismissal of coach Jorge Vilda.
Vilda was changed by his quantity two, Montse Tome.
On Friday, 39 gamers, together with 21 of the 23 World Cup gamers, stated in an announcement that the situations weren’t proper for his or her return to La Roja and known as for extra adjustments in numerous federation departments.
Nevertheless, on Monday, the brand new coach known as up round 15 of the champions and different signatories to the doc to play in opposition to Sweden and Switzerland within the Nations League, a event that qualifies for the Paris 2024 Olympics.
These known as up by Tome who had been within the 39 all printed an announcement on social media, together with two-time Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas.
Of their assertion, the Spain gamers made “clear” their “agency is not going to be summoned for justified causes. These statements are nonetheless totally legitimate.”
The gamers are summoned to Madrid on Tuesday and, in the event that they fail to attend, they danger heavy fines and between two and 15 years’ suspension of their federation license.
“I wish to as soon as once more present my full assist to my colleagues who’ve been caught without warning and compelled to react to a different unlucky state of affairs attributable to the individuals who proceed to make choices inside the RFEF,” Hermoso stated in her assertion.
Spain’s all-time main scorer was not included within the squad as a result of, in keeping with Tome, it was “one of the best ways to guard her.”
“Defend me from what? And from whom?” Hermoso requested within the assertion.