Tension is high between Spain women's coach Jorge Vilda and some of his players. After having already demanded his departure in September, fifteen players decided to go further and sent an email to the Spanish Federation announcing that they refused the selection, in protest against the coach in place, supported by the president. of the Luis Rubiales Federation.
Alexia Putellas and the Real Madrid players are not in the list of fifteen protesting players. But almost all Barça stars are part of it.
When the team was last called up in September, captains Irene Paredes, Patri Guijarro and Jenni Hermoso explained to federation officials their disagreement with Vilda's working methods. In front of the media, they had recognized a "general malaise" with the coach, but denied asking for his resignation.
The statement from the federation indicates that the protesters “will only return to the selection if they accept their mistake and ask for forgiveness”.