'Protect me from what?' - Jenni Hermoso slams RFEF 'strategy for manipulation & division' as Spain World Cup winner...
The World Cup winner, who has found herself at the centre of a sporting and political storm after savouring global glory in Australia, is among those to have removed themselves for consideration for call-ups to the Spanish national team.
That decision was taken after she was kissed by former RFEF president Luis Rubiales during the medal ceremony which followed Spain's 1-0 victory over England in a FIFA showpice in Sydney.
Some 81 players, including all 23 members of the victorious 2023 World Cup squad, indicated that they would not represent the national team for as long as Rubiales remained at the helm.
He eventually resigned from his post, but mutiny in the camp continues as sweeping change is demanded.
New head coach Montse Tome who has replaced the ousted Jorge Vilda has selected 15 of those that were apparently unavailable in her squad for a meeting with Sweden in UEFA Nations League competition.