Sweden and Spain players stood together in solidarity amid scandal which has broken out in Spanish football; both sets of players held a banner which read in Spanish «Se Acabo» translating to «It's Over»; England and Scotland also showed support wearing white wristbands with «Se Acabo» on
Friday 22 September 2023 22:50, UK
Sweden and Spain players stood together in solidarity before their Women's Nations League match on Friday in front of a banner translating to «It's Over» following the scandal which has dominated Spanish football.
Both sets of players held a banner which read in Spanish «Se Acabo» with «Our fight is the global fight» written in English underneath and it was greeted with applause in the stadium.
The banner was displayed after Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales resigned last week after he kissed player Jenni Hermoso on the lips during the trophy presentation ceremony following last month's World Cup win.
World Cup-winning boss Jorge Vilda was sacked earlier this month amid the kiss row.
The game against Sweden, which Spain won 3-2, was their first since beating England 1-0 in the final in Sydney, with the Spanish players wearing wristbands with «Se Acabo» written on them for the game in Gothenburg.
England and Scotland also decided to show their support and solidarity with the Spanish team ahead of their Nations League game at the Stadium of Light.
The two sets of players wore white wristbands with #SeAcabo on them and came together for a group photo before kick-off on Friday night in Sunderland.
England and Barcelona defender Lucy Bronze told Sky Sports News after the game: «I'm probably someone that knows more than most outside of that Spanish national team.
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