The FC Barcelona footballers have already arrived at the meeting place of the Spanish team, in Oliva, joining their teammates from other clubs, to meet with the president of the Higher Sports Council.
The eight Catalans were the last to arrive, for the meeting with Víctor Francos, who intends to mediate in the conflict that confronts the international players with the federative structure, after the case of the kiss of the former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF). . , Luis Rubiales, to the player Jenni Hermoso, after winning the World Cup.
Almost two hours later than planned, due to a technical problem on the flight, the eight footballers, including the media star Alexia Putellas, join the players from Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid, Levante, Valencia, Manchester City, Betis, Sevilla and Real Sociedad, who arrived during the day this Tuesday in Oliva (Valencia) for the meeting with Víctor Francos.
At the Oliva Nova Golf complex, the president of the CSD aims to help achieve understanding between the players and the RFEF, on the eve of the Nations League match, which will be played this Wednesday in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Since winning the world title on August 20, the Spanish team has been experiencing turbulent moments, created by the kiss on the mouth that the then president of the RFEF, Luis Rubiales, gave to the player Jenni Hermoso, during the celebrations of the Victory at Sydney Stadium.
Jenni Hermoso said that the kiss was not consensual, contrary to what Rubiales claims, who is, meanwhile, the subject of a sanctioning file by the Sports Administrative Court of Spain and FIFA.
The player, in turn, filed a complaint in court for sexual assault by Rubiales, who initially refused to resign, but ended up doing so.
In the days after the World Cup final, more than 80 Spanish soccer players issued a statement of solidarity with Jenni Hermoso and announced that they would refuse to play for the Spanish team if there were no changes in the federation.
In addition to Rubiales’ departure, the federation fired the women’s team coach, Jorge Vilda, and replaced him with Montsé Tomé, who was the coach’s ‘number two’.