Spain’s World Cup winners called up despite boycott after legal threat – video | Football

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Spain’s national women’s team looked stony-faced as they arrived for training camp after being called for the national side. The team’s new coach, Montse Tomé, ignored their decision not to play until deep changes are made and instead called up most of the World Cup-winning squad. While the players initially said they would continue the boycott, the potential legal consequences suggested they had little choice but to heed the call; under Spain’s sports act, players who refuse the call-up could face fines of up €30,000 (£26,000) and potentially be banned from playing for their clubs. Jenni Hermoso and the Spanish government have slammed the country’s football federation over its handling of the boycott

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