Spanish FA feuding with women's national team over coach Jorge Vilda as 15 players ask to not be selected

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Less than a year prior to the 2023 Women’s World Cup, Spain’s nationwide group remains in the middle of a public fight with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) over coach Jorge Vilda. On Thursday, 15 gamers sent out e-mails to the RFEF asking to not be picked for the nationwide group.

Those gamers did not mention their particular aggravations with Vilda, however they “are unhappy with the management of injuries, the atmosphere in the locker room, Vilda’s team selection and his training sessions,” according to a report from ESPN.

The RFEF launched a declaration of its own on the gamers’ demands and called it “an unprecedented situation in the history of football, both male and female, in Spain and worldwide.” The RFEF likewise took goal at the gamers, stating the training choices did not be up to them while including that they would just be enabled to rejoin the group in the future if they “accept their mistake and ask for forgiveness.”

“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 RFEF stated in its declaration. “The Federation will not admit any type of pressure from any player when adopting sports measures. These types of maneuvers are far from exemplary and outside the values of football and sport and are harmful.”

In action to the RFEF, the 15 gamers who asked for not to be selected launched a declaration in which they reject requiring Vilda’s shooting however confess they did offer feedback on how to enhance the workplace.

“We want a firm commitment towards a professional project in which all aspects are taken care of to get the best performances out of a group of players who we consider can achieve more and better objectives,” the gamers composed in their declaration. “We never asked for the dismissal of the manager as has been said. We understand that our job is under no circumstances to choose this role, but it is to express in a constructive and honest manner what we consider could improve the group’s performance.”

U.S. soccer legend Megan Rapinoe revealed her assistance for the Spanish gamers with an Instagram post.

“You got a 16th standing with you in America,” Rapinoe stated in her post. “This many players together like this is so powerful. We should all listen.”

The 2023 Women’s World Cup is set to start on July 20, 2023 in Australia and New Zealand.

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