World Cup winner Jennifer Hermoso has been left out in Spain Women first squad since after the world cup in Australia and New Zealand as they prepare to face Sweden and Switzerland in the Nations League.
Hermoso who has since returned to her club in Mexico shared global headlines following the Luis Rubiales kissing episode after Spain clinched the world cup.
Rubiales kissed Hermoso on the lips during the world cup win celebration leading to heavy dose of uproar accross the globe. The resultant scandal has led to a lot of casualties with Rubiales who had initially refused to resign as Spain FA boss finally doing so even as investigations continues.
Last Friday, 21 of the 23 players involved in the tournament including Hermoso said the strike would continue until they were satisfied by the level of structural reform at the RFEF.
“The changes made are not enough for the players to feel safe, where women are respected, where there is support for women’s football and where we can maximize our potential,” they wrote
However, 15 of the World Cup-winning squad have now been called up by new head coach Montserrat Tome, with Hermoso one of eight absent for the Nations League double-header with Sweden and Switzerland.
Also missing are captain Ivana Andres, Irene Guerrero, Mariona Caldentey, Laia Codina, Alba Redondo, Rocio Galvez and Claudia Zornoza.