The confrontation between the players of the Spanish soccer team and the RFEF has written a new episode. After responding to Montse Tomé’s call, although they had expressed their desire not to be called up, the players moved to Oliva (Valencia) where they have once again put their demands on the table to wear the Spain shirt. After several hours of negotiation, the world champions reached an agreement through which their wishes are fulfilled. Despite this, two players of the 23 who are called up decided to leave the concentration with a safe conduct that exempts them from the fine and the corresponding sanction for it.
Mapi León and Patri Guijarro have decided that, despite the progress and commitment of the RFEF to put an end to the conflict, they do not want to remain in the concentration for the next match played by the Spanish soccer team. After ensuring that they will not face any type of sanction for their irrevocable decision, they have left the place where the rest of their companions are to return home.
If they had not obtained safe conduct from the RFEF, Mapi León and Patri Guijarro would have been fined a financial penalty and could even have been disqualified from playing football. This is what the Sports Law dictates, which considers in article 104 as a very serious infraction not to respond to the call of the national team. “The unjustified lack of attendance at the calls of the national sports teams, as well as the failure to make available to the national teams the athletes who have been designated to be part of them.”
What is the financial penalty for leaving the national team?
Without the RFEF’s commitment not to sanction the players, article 108 of the Sports Law contemplates that the fine could range from 3,000 to 30,000 euros. In addition, he would be prohibited from accessing “stadiums or places where tests or competitions are held for a period of no more than five years.”
In addition, the regulations contemplate disqualification. This is what it indicates: “Suspension of federal license or equivalent temporary qualification for a period between two and fifteen years.” This means that they could not play with their respective football clubs either.
Upon leaving the concentration hotel, Patri Guijarro spoke to the media to express his desire to see all the commitments reached in the commission formed by the RFEF and the Higher Sports Council (CSD) carried out.