Spanish players want to take legal action

Earlier on Monday, new national team captain Montse Tomé presented the squad for the Nations League matches against Sweden (Friday) and Switzerland (Tuesday), two matches that are also qualifiers for the Paris Olympics 2024.

15 of 23 WC players who won gold this summer are included and they are expected to arrive in Gothenburg on Friday. But the question is whether they really will.

During the evening, the soccer ladies made a statement in which they regretted the situation and said that they will seek legal advice through the Spanish players’ union to be able to refuse the national team assembly.

In the open letter, the players pointed out that they do not want to play Friday’s game and that the boycott has not been called off.

“We are elite professional players, and after everything that has happened today, we will find out what legal action we can take. This after being listed against our will, something we have announced publicly and clearly,” write the players, referring to Monday’s squad selection.

The Spanish newspaper Marca reports that players selected for the national team who decline risk fines of up to SEK 358,000. In addition, they can be suspended for between two and fifteen years.

“We regret that our union is once again putting us in a situation that we never wanted,” the players write jointly.

According to several Spanish media, the squad will gather at 11.30 on Tuesday.