15 players from Spain’s women’s senior team have asked not to be selected for the national side, the Spanish FA have announced.
In a statement on Thursday evening, The Royal Spanish Football Federation confirmed they had received emails from the 15 players who wished not to be selected in what it labeled as an “an unprecedented situation in the history of football, both male and female, in Spain and worldwide”.
The statement added the players that had submitted the emails would only be allowed to return to the national team in the future if they apologized and “asked for forgiveness”.
The Royal Spanish Football Federation communicates that, throughout today, it has received 15 emails from 15 players of the women’s senior football team, coincidentally all with the same wording, in which they state that the current situation generated It affects “significantly” their “emotional state” and their “health” and that, “as long as it is not reversed”, they resign from the Spanish national team,” the statement read.
“The RFEF 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. The Federation will not admit any type of pressure from any player when adopting sports measures.