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Yalla Shoot :Spain men’s striker Borja Iglesias QUITS the national team in protest against FA chief Luis Rubiales refusing to resign as Spanish footballers slam his astonishing press conference

Spain men’s striker Borja Iglesias QUITS the national team in protest against FA chief Luis Rubiales refusing to resign as Spanish footballers slam his astonishing press conference

  • Iglesias has made the decision to quit the Spain national team in protest 
  • This comes as Spanish FA chief Rubiales has refused to step down from his role 
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Spanish striker Borja Iglesias has quit the national team in protest against Spanish FA chief Luis Rubiales after he refused to resign from his post. 

Rubiales has been heavily criticised after he kissed Spain star Jenni Hermoso on the lips after their 1-0 win over England in the Women’s World Cup final. 

The Spaniard then refused to resign, leading to backlash from several Spain stars, including Iglesias.

Iglesias has now made the decision to quit the national team in protest, taking to Twitter to reveal: ‘Wearing the Spanish National Team shirt is one of the greatest things that has happened to me in my career. 

‘I don’t know if at some point I will be an option again, but I have made the decision not to return to the National Team until things change and this type of act does not go unpunished. 

Spanish striker Borja Iglesias has quit the national team

Spanish striker Borja Iglesias has quit the national team

The forward has played twice this season for Real Betis in La Liga but is yet to score

The forward has played twice this season for Real Betis in La Liga but is yet to score

‘For a fairer, more humane and decent football.’

Iglesias continued to reveal his emotions after hearing Rubiales refuse to retire.

‘I am sad and disappointed,’ he continued. ‘As a footballer and as a person I don’t feel represented by what happened today in the Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas. 

‘I find it unfortunate that they continue to press and focus on a colleague.’

Iglesias was joined by fellow Spain star David de Gea in his criticism for Rubiales, while the likes of Iker Casillas also joined in.

The forward made his last appearance for Spain in the UEFA Nations League against Portugal in September last year, but has now opted to retire from the national side.  

It remains to be seen as to whether Iglesias would change his mind if Rubiales leaves his post. 

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