FilGoal | News | “An unprecedented situation in the country” The Spanish Federation issues a harsh statement in response to the rebellion of 15 players

The Spanish Football Federation has issued a harsh statement in response to the rebellion of female national team players.

The Spanish Federation had received a consolidated email from 15 players in the national team threatening to retire from international football if Jorge Vilda (technical manager) continued to lead the team.

Today, Thursday, the Spanish Federation responded in a statement, which came as follows:

“The Spanish Football Federation will not allow players to question the continuity of the national coach and his coaching staff, because making these decisions is not within their powers. The federation will not accept any kind of pressure from any player when taking sporting measures. These types of maneuvers are far from ideal and outside Football values.

According to current Spanish legislation, failure to meet the call-up from the national team can lead to penalties ranging from two to five years of exclusion.

But unlike the way these players behave, the Spanish Football Federation wants to make it clear that it will not pressure them, and will not call players who do not want to wear the Spain shirt.

However, he notes that those players who have submitted their resignation will not return to the national team in the future unless they admit their mistake and ask for forgiveness.

That issue has gone from being an athlete to a dignity issue, the choice is non-negotiable. It is an unprecedented situation in the history of football, male and female, in Spain and all over the world.

The national team needs male and female players who are committed to the project, who defend our colors and who are proud to wear the Spain shirt.”

According to Cadena Ser, the 15 players are: Patricia Guejarro (Barcelona), Sandra Baños (Barcelona), Ainoa Vicente (Atletico Madrid), Amayor Sarigi (Real Sociedad), Lucia Garcia (Manchester United), Mabe Leon (Barcelona), Una Bateti ( Manchester United), Laia Alexandri (Manchester City), Lucia Garcia (Manchester United), Aitana Ponmatti (Barcelona), Leila Wahabi (Manchester City), Mariona Caldenetti (Barcelona), Lola Gallardo (Atletico Madrid), Andrea Pereira (USA) Neria Izagiri (Real Sociedad).

Jorge Velda (41 years old) has been leading the Spanish women’s first team since 2015 and also holds the position of sporting director of the Spanish Federation.

Jorge led the Spain women’s national team in 3 different age groups (under 17, under 19 and the senior team).

He reached the La Roja Women’s World Cup 2019 for the second time in their history.

He also promoted the team to the Women’s Euro 2022, and the Spain team bid farewell to the competition from the quarter-finals after losing to England 2-1.

Jorge Vilda’s achievements with the women of Spain in his different age groups:

Under 17 years: winning Euro 2010 and 2011, runner-up in 2014, and third place in 2013.

Under 19 years: runners-up at Euro 2014 and 2015.

First Team: Garve Cup 2017 – Cyprus Cup 2018.

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