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Spain wins first game since World Cup glory as opponent Sweden joins protest before match

By Kevin Dotson and Issy Ronald, CNN (CNN) — Spain won its first match since scandal engulfed its soccer federation following its triumphant campaign at the 2023 Women’s World Cup, beating Sweden 3-2 in dramatic fashion on Friday. The victory comes after a tumultuous month following former Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president Luis Rubiales’

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Fallout like Spain’s was ‘inevitable’ in women’s soccer, says Arsenal and England star Leah Williamson

By Matias Grez and Amanda Davies, CNN (CNN) — England and Arsenal star Leah Williamson says a fallout like the one Spain is experiencing between its soccer federation and players was “inevitable.” The players have been at loggerheads with the Spanish federation (RFEF) ever since former president Luis Rubiales, who resigned from his post earlier

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Spanish soccer players speak out on ‘systemic discrimination’ ahead of first match since Women’s World Cup win

By Jacob Lev, CNN (CNN) — Ahead of the Spanish national soccer team’s first match since winning the Women’s World Cup last month and the fallout from ex-soccer boss Luis Rubiales’ unwanted kiss on La Roja player Jennifer Hermoso, star players Alexia Putellas and Irene Paredes spoke out on “systemic discrimination” within the country’s federation.

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