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  • Updated: September 20, 2023

Spain Players Agree To End Boycott Amid Rubiales Scandal

Spain Players Agree To End Boycott Amid Rubiales Scandal

Spain's World Cup-winning women's squad have agreed to end their boycott amid the scandal of former Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales.

The decision to end the boycott was reached around 5 AM local time after more than seven hours of crunch talks at a hotel in Oliva.

Victor Francos, the National Sports Council (CSD) president, communicated the decision of the women's squad, revealing that the pledge made by the Spanish FA (RFEF) to make "immediate and profound changes" to its structure swayed 21 players to end their boycott, with two unnamed players requesting to leave the squad due to lack of spirit and personal discomfort.

"The players have also shown us their concern about the need to make profound changes in the RFEF, and the RFEF has committed to ensuring that these changes occur immediately," CSD president Francos said.

"Of the 23 called up, two players have requested the possibility of leaving the concentration for reasons of lack of spirit and personal discomfort.

"The formula to be used will not entail sanctions. The players are in a difficult moment. I think it is good news to be able to say that the national team will play the two games with guarantees."

The improved relations means Montse Tome, who replaced Jorge Vilda as manager, will have a full squad at her disposal for Spain's upcoming Nations League matches against Sweden and Switzerland.

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