Spain gamers face punishment in the event that they refuse to play: authorities

Placing Spain gamers can be punished if they don’t attend their nationwide group camp after being known as up, the Spanish authorities stated early on Tuesday.

Victor Francos, the president of Spain’s Excessive Council for Sports activities (CSD), stated he must apply the nation’s sports activities regulation within the absence of the chosen gamers.

New Spain coach Montse Tome known as up 15 of the World Cup winners for upcoming Nations League video games on Monday, however the majority of them are putting from the nationwide group to hunt main modifications within the Spanish soccer federation.

Disgraced president Luis Rubiales resigned after kissing midfielder Jenni Hermoso, who was not known as up by Tome, a month in the past in Sydney after Spain’s World Cup triumph.

READ – Hermoso accuses Spanish federation of bid to ‘intimidate’ gamers

Controversial coach Jorge Vilda was additionally sacked, however for 39 putting gamers the modifications didn’t go far sufficient.

“In the event that they don’t flip up, the federal government must apply the regulation, which is a pity for me, however the regulation is the regulation,” Francos instructed radio station Cadena Ser.

Spain’s sports activities regulation from 2022 states that athletes should attend the call-ups of the nationwide groups when summoned, and never doing so can be a “very critical” infraction.

The potential fines vary between 3,000 and 30,000 euros ($3,200 to $32,100), whereas they may additionally lose their licenses to play altogether, for as much as 5 years.

The choice on a possible punishment can be made by Spain’s high sports activities courtroom on the request of the CSD.

Spain performs Sweden on September 22 and Switzerland on September 26 within the Nations League.

The eventual finalist of the Nations League will qualify for the 2024 Olympic Video games. Francos stated he was planning on calling a sequence of gamers on Tuesday morning in an try and resolve the difficulty.

“We’ll do what we will to resolve it, however we ask them to go to the video games,” stated Francos.

“We wish them to be Olympic champions. I’ll attempt to communicate with the captains, in the event that they inform me no, I’ll respect it. What we don’t need (to need to do) is to sanction them.”

Tome didn’t choose Hermoso, 33, within the squad, saying it was to guard her.

“Defend me from what? And from whom?” Hermoso posted on X, previously Twitter, early Tuesday.

She accused the Spanish federation of searching for to “intimidate and threaten” the World Cup champion gamers by calling them up towards their will for the upcoming matches.

The gamers chosen by Tome who have been within the 39 all printed a press release on social media on Monday, together with two-time Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas.

“(We made) clear … our agency won’t to be summoned for justified causes. These statements are nonetheless absolutely legitimate,” stated the Spain gamers of their assertion.

Spanish experiences stated the group’s coaching camp, attributable to begin Tuesday, would happen in Valencia as a substitute of Madrid in an try and diminish media presence.

It’s unclear what number of gamers will attend the camp — 20 of the 23-woman squad are among the many 39 on strike.

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