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Mutiny in Spain squad as 15 footballers refuse to play in bid to oust head coach

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Mutiny in Spain squad as 15 footballers refuse to play in bid to oust head coach

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Man Utd’s Ona Batlle among female players who wrote to RFEFFederation do not cave and say this is ‘a question of dignity’The Spanish women’s national team was plunged into crisis on Thursday night when 15 players declared themselves unavailable for selection for as long as Jorge Vilda continues as head coach.

Each of the players have written to the Spanish Federation (RFEF) insisting that the situation with the coach, who they had failed to have removed at the end of August, has affected their health and emotional state and that they do not intend to return until a solution is found.Continue reading...

On Friday, emails arrived from Patri Guijarro, Mapi León, Aitana Bonmatí, Mariona Caldentey, Sandra Paños, Andrea Pereira and Clàudia Pina from Barcelona, as well as Batlle, Aleixandri, Ouahabi, Ainhoa Vicente, Lucía García, Lola Gallardo, Amaiur Sarriegi and Nerea Eizagirre.


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Author / Journalist: Sid Lowe

Category: Nation Politics

Topics: Football Women's football Spain women's football team Sport

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News Source URL: theguardian.com

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Published Date: 2022-09-22, 23:59:38

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