Jenni Hermoso still remains at the centre of Spanish football. After the frost of the last few days, a mediation between the Football Federation and the Iberian women's national team is being worked on. But the situation is still very uncertain: the new coach of the "roja", Montse Tomè, has released the list of call-ups for the next Nations League matches: Friday against Sweden, the following Tuesday against Switzerland. But among them is missing precisely the striker at the center of the well-known story that led to the resignation of the federal president, Luis Rubiales. "We believe this is the best way to protect it," she explained, but that's not necessarily the case.
But apart from the absence of Hermoso, it is not yet clear whether the crisis has returned or not: Tomè has decided to reconvene the majority of the world champions in the national team, 15 out of 23, including some of them, especially Mapi León and Patri Guijarro, considered the leaders of the rebellion of recent days, those who would have asked for a more radical change in the management of the Federation. They reportedly demanded the heads of at least seven senior federal officials.
A move, that of the coach, which has different interpretations: in the heat it seemed to everyone to be a gesture of definitive pacification, an olive branch offered to the players to "contribute together to change", as suggested by a note from the Federation. But other observers remain skeptical and think that there is an ongoing tug of war between the new leaders of football and the position of the players. According to El Pais, Tomé would have issued this list without having yet in his pocket the agreement with the world champions and, therefore, without being sure that they will agree to return to the field. 'El Confidencial' claims that behind that list there would even be a real order, with which the Federation aims to bend any resistance of the girls. In the event of their refusal, in fact, they would risk serious sanctions.
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