The Spanish women's soccer team will face its first match this Friday without the presence of the 15 internationals who gave up being summoned, most of them heavyweights from the red team, while Jorge Vilda continues in office. It will be in Córdoba against Sweden, one of the most powerful teams as evidenced by the recent semifinals in the last European Championship or the Olympic silver in Tokyo 2020.
Vilda stated at a press conference this Thursday that "the road map for the preparation of the World Cup was already before the European Championship" and that she faces it with "the courage" that "her players transmit to her, with calm and tranquility so that it is built this team".
"Where we are going to achieve the best is in the matches, but we have the best teams in the world ahead of us. We ask them to compete. We know it will be difficult, but with the hope of playing these two matches in Spain," said Vilda, who in His appearance before the media avoided ruling on the absent soccer players, among whom are also Jenni Hermoso and the captain Irene Paredes, who have caused a cataclysm in Spanish soccer, although without consequences for the moment.
The coach said that they are "focused" on giving their best version and thanked the support of both the Royal Spanish Football Federation and its president, Luis Rubiales, who "not only encourages us to continue achieving success, but also to rebuild the future "
The Madrid coach was excited about this match, since "harmony and a good atmosphere have reigned" in the locker room and, in his opinion, he is "prepared" for this challenge; and he said that the goal of the national team is to "regain that seventh place in the ranking" and, in the future, "get into those top five."
"We are delighted to play in Córdoba. We need the support of the fans, we want to feel it and respond to their support with players who are going to compete at 100%. Let them encourage us because we have a team under construction, which will surely give everything and will give it to this hobby", he affirmed.
So far a total of 5,500 tickets have been withdrawn for the match against Sweden. Spain will debut in this match the new Adidas shirt with blue shorts and blue socks, the same one worn by the men. The second game of this break will be on October 11 against the United States, current world champions, at the El Sadar stadium (Pamplona).