Some of Spain's striking female footballers turn up for international duty amid punishment threats

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Spanish players were continuing to garbage to play for their state but were named successful the squad by the caller manager.

Six Spanish planetary footballers - 5 of whom person been connected onslaught since the ungraded involving erstwhile caput of the Spanish shot relation Luis Rubiales - turned up for a grooming league successful Madrid connected Tuesday aft antecedently stating they were unwilling to play.

Real Madrid's Olga Carmona, who scored the winning extremity against England successful the World Cup last connected 20 August, and 4 different striking internationals, joined their manager and her unit astatine a edifice adjacent Madrid airport, according to reports. 

All were signatories to a connection issued connected Friday, successful which 39 players, including astir each of the satellite champions, announced that the conditions were not close for them to play again for Spain. 

After the resignation of Luis Rubiales, pursuing his alleged forced kissing of prima subordinate Jenni Hermoso, and the dismissal of manager Jorge Vilda, they are calling for far-reaching structural changes wrong the Spanish Football Federation.

A sixth player, Athenea del Castillo, who is not connected strike, besides turned up connected Monday, portion her different team-mates are expected astatine the Oliva campy adjacent Valencia, according to the Spanish press, to hole for Thursday's Nations League lucifer successful Sweden.

Will each the strikers judge their call-up? "Yes", assured manager Montse Tomé connected her accomplishment astatine the hotel, having sprung a astonishment connected Monday by announcing a database comprising 15 satellite champions and different players who had asked not to beryllium selected pending a implicit overhaul of the Federation.

In the evening, the planetary players reaffirmed their tendency not to beryllium called up, portion saying they were assessing the "possible ineligible consequences" of refusing to reply the call.

However, they faced threats of sanctions from the President of the Spanish Supreme Sports Council (CSD), Victor Francos.

The Spanish instrumentality connected athletics for 2022 stipulates that nonaccomplishment to be nationalist squad summonses constitutes a "very serious" offence, helium pointed out.

Potential fines scope from €3,000 to €30,000, and players tin adjacent suffer their licence for up to 5 years.

"If the players don't amusement up, the authorities has to use the law. I'm atrocious to accidental it similar this, but we person to bash what we person to do," Victor Francos said connected Monday night.

Francos volition present conscionable with the players to effort and resoluteness the crisis, sources adjacent to the CSD said.

Spain are owed to look Sweden connected Friday and Switzerland connected September 26 successful the Nations League, a qualifying tourney for the Paris 2024 Olympic Games.

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