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Bombshell! Montse Tomé calls the champions and Patri Guijarro and Mapi León

Published:18/09/2023 - 17:35h

Updated:18/09/2023 - 17:50h

Montse Tomé, the new national coach of Spain after the dismissal of Jorge Vilda, has announced her first call-up for the next international break. Her surprise lies in the fact that she has included several of the world champions, as well as two unexpected names: Mapi León and Patri Guijarro

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The conflict between the Real Spanish Federation of Football and the Spanish Selection seems to be coming to an end. The seleccionadora national, Montse Tomé, revealed the first list of summoned to the start of his mandate like trainer to confront the parties of the Nations League against Sweden and Switzerland, respectively. In the list, there was more than a surprise.

In a principle, Took confronted to the problem of the renunciation of the majority of the 23 players that formed part of the historical attainment to win the Glass of the World in Australia and New Zealand in 2023. These footballers decided to separate of the combined national like measure of pressure to generate conclusive changes in the managerial structure of the RFEF.

The RFEF showed intentions to resolve the controversy

In front of this, the Federation expressed his wish to answer to his demands, establishing a time limit of a month to resolve all these subjects. However, it imposed the condition that the players expressed his decision before the 00:00 h of the Monday: if they would be still in the selection or if they would ignore the called to the peace done by the body rector of the Spanish football.

Finally, it seems that the international Spanish have accepted the agreement and have trusted the word of the RFEF. Today, after giving to know the announcement of Montse Took for the duels of the coming international stop, observes almost in his whole to the players champions of the world. Even there is more than a name that had not appeared in the list during a time.

Why Jenni Beautiful is not in the announcement?

Although in a principle surprised the absence of Jenni Beautiful, leading of the regrettable controversial with Luis Rubiales, the seleccionadora has explained his decision of the following way: "we Are supporting to Jenni and to all the players. We think that the best way to help them is to be to his side. As maximum manager, have decided that the best way to protect it is to not to summon it. I have worked with her during 5 years and have been his mate in the past".

Besides, the seleccionadora has commented on the change of opinion of the players that returned to the announcement: "All are conscious that we have lived an exceptional situation. The Federation has worked to be able to speak with them and have listened them. All are part of this and the key is to have a good communication. Have a lot of illusion".

Mapi León and Patri Pebble, unexpected returns

Finally, it is remarkable to mention two unexpected returns in the announcement: Mapi León and Patri Pebble. Both players of the Barça had renounced to the selection the past year, arriving even to lose the Glass of the World. In his moment, accused to the Federation of fault of professionalism and decided to step to the side in plough to preserve his "emotional welfare". Definitely, they are two acquisitions of luxury for the selection.

Announcement of the Spanish selection:

  • Goalkeepers: Misa Rodríguez, Cata Coll y Enith Salón.
  • Defenses: Irene Paredes, Laia Aleixandri, Oihane Hernández, Olga Carmona, Ona Batlle y Mapi León.
  • Midfielders: Aitana Bonmati, Alexia Putellas, Patri Guijarro, María Pérez, Tere Abelleira y Rosa Márquez.
  • Forwards: Athenea del Castillo, Esther González, Eva Navarro, Inma Gabarro, Mariona Caldentey y Lucía García.

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