Spanish ladies’s soccer gamers and federation in standoff

The Royal Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF) mentioned in a press release Thursday that it obtained 15 emails from 15 gamers asking to not be chosen and referred to the gamers having a problem with the nationwide crew coach Jorge Vilda and his workers.

The federation mentioned it was “an unprecedented situation in the history of football, both male and female, in Spain and worldwide.”

Gamers mentioned of their letters that the “current situation” had considerably affected their “emotional state and health,” based on the federation.

Spanish soccer star Alexia Putellas disputed RFEF’s characterization that the footballers had been resigning, in her personal assertion on social media Friday.

“In no case did we resign from the Spanish national team, like the RFEF claims in their official statement. Like we said in our private email, we’ve maintained, continue to maintain and will continue to maintain an unquestionable commitment to the Spanish national team,” the 2021 Ballon d’Or winner.

“That is why we request in our letter to the RFEF not to be called up to the national team until it remedies the situations that affect our mental and personal wellbeing, our performance, and in consequence, the results of the of the national team that could lead to undesirable injuries. These are the reasons why we’ve made this decision.”

The gamers had been sad with the administration of accidents, the ambiance within the locker room, Vilda’s crew choice and his coaching periods, Reuters reported, citing sources near the scenario.

Two-time World Cup winner and US Girls’s Nationwide Staff star Megan Rapinoe posted an Instagram story on Thursday evening supporting the gamers, saying, “You got a 16th [player] standing with you in [US flag emoji] This many players together like this is so powerful. We should all listen.”

RFEF seems to be standing by the coach. The federation mentioned it is not going to “allow the players to question the continuity of the national coach and his coaching staff, since making those decisions does not fall within their powers.”

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“The federation will not admit any type of pressure from any player when adopting sports measures. These types of maneuvers are far from exemplary and outside the values ​​of football and sport and are harmful,” it added.

RFEF mentioned that the gamers wouldn’t be allowed to return to the nationwide crew except they “accept their mistake and ask for forgiveness.”

In her assertion, Putellas disagreed with the RFEF’s assertion that the gamers had been calling for adjustments within the nationwide crew teaching workers.

“We’ve never asked for the dismissal of a coach as has been reported,” the two-time Finest FIFA Girls’s Participant award winner wrote.

“We understand that our job is not in any case to decide that position, but we can express, constructively and with honesty, what we believe can better the performance of the team,” she mentioned.

The revolt is a excessive danger transfer for the gamers. The federation mentioned that refusing to honor a call-up for a nationwide crew was labeled as a “very serious infraction and can carry sanctions of two and five years of disqualification.”