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15 Spanish players announce intention to resign from the national team

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Joel Sanderson-Murray

The Spanish FA have confirmed that 15 players have confirmed their intention to resign from the women’s national team.

It has been revealed that a group of international players have sent emails to the federation announcing the decision to resign from playing for their country while Jorge Vilda remains the coach.

In a statement released by the association, the reasons given by the players were believed to be because the current situation ‘significantly affected their emotional state and health.’

The Spanish FA have responded by stating that the players will not receive another call-up until they ‘have recognised their error and mistake.’

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. These types of manoeuvres are far from exemplary and outside the values ​​of football and sport and are harmful.

“In accordance with current Spanish legislation, not attending a national team call is classified as a very serious infraction and can carry sanctions of between two and five years of disqualification.”

According to DAZN’s Alex Ibaceta, these are the identities of the 15 players.

Spain are scheduled to host Sweden and the United States in a pair of October friendlies.