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The National Team players respond to the RFEF: "They cannot require us to attend"

Published:18/09/2023 - 22:57h

Updated:18/09/2023 - 22:57h

Montse Tomé's first call-up to the Spanish National Team did not take long to obtain a response from the world champions who still maintain the conflict with the RFEF. In a statement, the soccer players made clear their intention not to report

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The group of 39 Spanish players of the absolute Selection keep firm in his intention of not to report to the called of the trainer Montse Tomé, until so much the Real Spanish Federation of Football (RFEF) do not implement the changes that consider necessary to guarantee the respect and support that deserves the feminine football. This Monday, the footballers issued a new communiqué, after the first announcement of Tomé for the UEFA Nations League.

"The players of the feminine absolute Selection of football want to manifest, as a result of the announcement and the back press conference of the new seleccionadora national, Montse Tomé, the following: The expressed in our communiqué of 22 September 2023 leaves clear and without any option to another firm ours interpretation will of not being summoned by reasons justified. These affirmations follow fully valid", expresses the communiqué.

The international, exposed to a sanction of the RFEF

To the not answering to the called of the Selection, the players can face a sanction by part of the RFEF, something that, in accordance with the communiqué, will analyse legally. The clubs received this Monday the formal request of the RFEF to free to his players, by which, according to the current Law of the Sport, of 2022, the infringement to ignore a called international considers very grave and with hard consequences for the footballers.

"We like professional players of elite and after all the become in the day today, will study the possible legal consequences to which exposes us the RFEF when putting us in a list of which had asked not being summoned by reasons already explained publicly and, in more detail to the RFEF, and with this take the best decision for our future and for our health", expressed the 39 footballers.

The players go back to plant in front of the Federation

In this sense, the international allege that "the announcement has not made in time and form, of compliance with the art. 3.2 of the Annex I of the Regulation on the Statute and Transfer of Players of the FIFA, by what understand that the RFEF does not find in disposal to demand us attend to the same. We regret once again that our Federation situate us in a situation that never had wished", puntualiza the communiqué spread through the social networks.

Spain debuts this Friday in front of Sweden in the Nations League and the players summoned have to report this Tuesday to the trainings. In the first list of Montse Tomé there are 15 champions of the world, in addition to Mapi León, Patri Pebble and Amaiur Sarriegi, those who had renounced to play the World-wide. The trainer, this yes, abstained to summon to Jenni Beautiful.

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