Players like Athenea del Castillo, Misa Rodríguez, Olga Carmona, Tere Abelleira, Oihane Hernández and Eva Navarro attend the first call in Madrid
MADRID, 19 Sep. (EUROPA PRESS) -
The concentration of the Spanish women's soccer team will finally take place this Tuesday in Oliva (Valencia), after initially the internationals, many of whom entered the list despite expressing their desire not to be called up, were convened in the Soccer City of Las Rozas (Madrid).
According to sources to which Europa Press has had access, the footballers have received train tickets to travel to the capital of Turia and from there to the Hotel Nova Beach in Oliva, where they are summoned in the afternoon and where they will be concentrated before traveling to Sweden. , where they will play the first match of the Nations League.
However, the internationals were initially called to go to Madrid. The new coach, Montse Tomé, was the first to arrive at a hotel near the Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport, the Tryp Alameda de Barajas Hotel (Madrid), which replaced the traditional Las Rozas Football City as the meeting place.
Upon his arrival, around 11:00 a.m. and in front of the expectation of dozens of cameras from different media outlets, he showed his confidence that the 23 soccer players named this Monday would attend the national team's concentration.
Tomé did not answer any of the many questions from the journalists, except for a brief "yes" to affirm that he trusts that the soccer players will attend the concentration. "Understand me, we will talk and give explanations," she added to settle the coach before the media.
Some of those already present in the capital of Spain traveled to the hotel, such as Madrid players Athenea del Castillo, Misa Rodríguez, Olga Carmona, Tere Abelleira and Oihane Hernández and Atlético de Madrid forward Eva Navarro - all but the first signatory. of the latest statement against the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) -, who will subsequently have to travel to Valencia.
On Monday, in her first list as coach, Montse Tomé called up most of the world champions, as well as Mapi León and Patri Guijarro, who return after missing the World Cup for being part of 'the 15', and Rosa Márquez and María Méndez, although with the significant absences of Jenni Hermoso and Alba Redondo.
Subsequently, several players regretted having been called up because their desire not to be called up "for justified reasons" and which they had made "clear" in their statement last Friday is still "fully valid", and they stressed that the call up had not been made "in time." and form" according to the regulations, so they cannot be required to "come".
More than an hour after the first calls arrived, the RFEF reported the team's travel plan; The five Madrid players and the red and white Eva Navarro, already concentrated in Madrid, will travel together with the technical team this afternoon, at 2:10 p.m., to Oliva, where the rest of the squad are called.
On Thursday, the entire team will travel to Sweden from Madrid, at 10:00 a.m., to face the first match of the Nations League against the Scandinavian team on Friday at the Gamla Ullevi stadium in Gothenburg (6:30 p.m.).
That same Friday they will return to Spain and land at the Seville airport. On Sunday, the Spanish team will travel to Córdoba to continue preparing for the second match of the competition, which will take place on Tuesday at the Nuevo Arcángel stadium (9:00 p.m.). The concentration will end on Wednesday the 27th.
THE CSD, IN "CONVERSATIONS" WITH THE PLAYERS
In addition, the president of the Higher Sports Council (CSD), Víctor Francos, is "holding conversations" with the national team's soccer players and plans to "meet" with them this Tuesday afternoon.
On Monday, Francos stated on the Cadena SER program 'El Larguero' that they were "closely in favor of the players" in their conflict with the RFEF and explained that first thing on Tuesday he would call "the captains" to try to convince them to to attend the rally with the promise that the Government will do "whatever is necessary to regularize the situation" in the RFEF, admitting that if they decided not to go, they would have no choice but to "apply the law."