The Spanish Football Federation’s RFEF email server was ‘pinged’ fifteen times at 19:00 on Thursday evening. And it burned the RFEF.
15 players from the Spanish national team, including injured international player Alexia Putella of Barcelona, have sent emails to the RFEF with the same wording, where they similarly stated that they are currently unable to support their national team’s “emotional and therefore health condition”. to participate in the next games. RFEF is aware of the situation. one is available again only for international matches when the “situation” is rectified. In what way? But it was the result of the harsh response of the federation. “The RFEF will not allow players to question the continued tenure of the national coach and his team.”
It is said that a few weeks ago, the national players demanded the head of Jorge Wilda, which they denied in a press conference held in early September. In the media, referring to unnamed sources of the team, there was talk of deep sporting differences. They split after an unsuccessful European Championship 2022, with Spain being eliminated after the preliminary round. Accordingly, players would complain about Wilda’s supposed incompetence. He doesn’t pay attention to the reserves, offers poor training and often makes mistakes in the treatment of injuries. While the Spanish public wondered if that was it, with no indication that it could be otherwise, the federation faltered. “It is an unprecedented situation in the history of football, both men’s and women’s, both in Spain and around the world.”
The Spaniards are supported. American soccer player Megan Rapinoe describes herself as “the 16th player”.
Of course, it can be easily denied. Barcelona and Real Madrid women’s teams have fired their respective coaches Luis Cortes (2017) and David Aznar (2021) by letter. Nevertheless. on men’s teams, the written word rarely matters practices, if the unpopular coach should be fired. However, the case of the French men’s team at the 2010 World Cup became famous when they forced their coach, Raymond Domenech, to read the communique. Millions of men’s professional teams are more likely to produce a few bad games and embellish them with discreetly placed reviews of the manager’s real or perceived tactical errors in the specialist media. The Spaniards, however, received a response from Team USA player Megan Rapinoe. You can count on her “as the 16th player,” wrote the icon of women’s football.
However, the RFEF’s response was to wave a fence post higher than Madrid’s Picasso skyscraper. “According to current Spanish legislation, not being called up to the national team is considered a serious offence, which can lead to a ban of two to five years,” the RFEF wrote. Only two separatists have done it so far: Galicia’s Nacho (Celta de Vigo) and Inacio Cortabaria (Real Sociedad). In the last century.
After all, the association stated that it does not want to go to extremes. “The federation will only count on those footballers who feel their duty and if they have to play with the youth.” The rioters will not be allowed to play for Spain again until they accept their “mistake” and “apologize”. Sports Minister Jose Manuel Franco also intervened. “Representing your country is the highest that a Spaniard can aspire to,” he exclaimed on the radio station Cope. By the way, according to the news, he meant the Spaniards at the same time. How the events will continue is open. The continuation of the drama about the rebellion of fifteen is considered certain.