They will not come back. The majority of Spanish internationals, on strike after the Rubiales affair, reaffirmed on Monday, a few hours after the announcement of the first list of the new coach Montse Tomé, their "desire not to be summoned", believing that the Federation was "not able to demand their presence".

"What was expressed in our statement last Friday makes clear and without any other possible interpretation our firm will not to be summoned for justified reasons. These statements remain fully in force," reads the statement published on X (formerly Twitter) by two-time Ballon d'Or winner Alexia Putellas.

On Monday, Monte Tome presented her first list, for which she called 15 of Spain's 23 world champions, mostly on strike.

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