Spain call up 15 World Cup winners, Hermoso not in squad

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Jenni Hermoso has not been included in Spain’s first squad since winning the Women’s World Cup, but 15 members of that triumphant team have been named.

A large number of players boycotted the team after then football federation boss Luis Rubiales kissed forward Hermoso following last month’s final.

The fall out led to Rubiales resigning.

On Friday, 39 players – including 21 of the 23 World Cup-winners – said their strike would continue until further changes were made.

This was the first squad announcement by new coach Montse Tome, who replaced Jorge Vilda – considered a close ally of Rubiales – after he was sacked earlier this month.