Women’s soccer players in Spain to end boycott

Spain’s World Cup-winning women’s squad agreed to end its boycott of the national team on Wednesday after the country’s football federation, RFEF, said it would make “immediate and profound changes,” including reshuffling its top management.

The decision was reached around 5 a.m. after more than seven hours of meetings at a hotel in Oliva, an hour from Valencia, involving the players, RFEF officials, the National Sports Council (CSD) and the women’s players’ union FUTPRO.

As part of the deal to end the boycott, between six and nine senior officials of the football federation will be invited to leave their jobs or will be sacked, a source said on Wednesday, shortly before the federation announced it had relieved its secretary-general Andreu Camps of his duties.