Spanish footballer Jenni Hermoso, who was kissed on the lips by ex-federation president Luis Rubiales after her aspect received the Ladies’s World Cup, has not been picked for the primary squad named for the reason that scandal erupted.
New Spain head coach Montse Tome mentioned she had talked to Hermoso and determined to not embody her in an effort to “shield her”.
Following the kiss throughout celebrations in Sydney after the nationwide aspect beat England 1-0 on 26 August, the entire World Cup winning-team went on strike.
They known as for wide-ranging reforms and new management as Rubiales initially refused to resign earlier than later quitting.
Final Friday, 21 of the 23 gamers concerned within the match – together with Hermoso – mentioned the strike would proceed till they had been glad by the extent of structural reform on the Royal Spanish Soccer Federation (RFEF).
Nonetheless, 15 of the World Cup-winning squad have now been known as up by Tome, with Hermoso one among eight absent for the Nations League matches towards Sweden and Switzerland.
“We’re all with Jenni and with the entire gamers,” Tome mentioned.
“I am imagine this was the easiest way to guard her.”
Additionally lacking are captain Ivana Andres, Irene Guerrero, Mariona Caldentey, Laia Codina, Alba Redondo, Rocio Galvez and Claudia Zornoza.