Sweden joined Spain’s gamers in a present of solidarity forward of their Women’s Nations League conflict because the scandal surrounding Spanish soccer rumbled on.
Mariona Caldentey’s stoppage-time penalty gave the world champions a 3-2 victory.
However, forward of the sport, the 2 units of gamers held a banner carrying the phrase “Se acabo” – that means “it’s over” in English – in addition to “our fight is the global fight”.
The recreation in Gothenburg, a rematch of the World Cup semi-final, was Spain’s first outing since they beat England 1-0 to grow to be world champions in August.
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After the ultimate, then president of the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales kissed ahead Jenni Hermoso on the lips throughout the post-match celebrations.
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Hermoso stated the kiss was not consensual, subsequently submitting a authorized grievance, and the incident has plunged the RFEF into disaster.
Both Rubiales and World Cup-winning supervisor Jorge Vilda have already left their posts, and even after kick-off on Friday the federation introduced on social media that director of integrity Miguel Garcia Caba has additionally been axed.
Spain’s gamers had threatened a boycott of this fixture, solely calling that off on Wednesday after reaching an settlement with the federation, and their disrupted build-up maybe confirmed as they fell behind within the twenty third minute when Magdalena Eriksson scored following a Sweden nook.
But Athenea del Castillo levelled seven minutes earlier than the break, and Spain led when substitute Eva Navarro scored within the 77th minute, moments after she had changed Del Castillo.
Lina Hurtig levelled for Sweden eight minutes from time however Spain had the ultimate say in a dramatic end.
Amanda Ilestedt introduced down Amaiur Sarriegi within the field and, after the Sweden defender was despatched off, Caldentey scored the penalty to seal the three factors.