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Tuesday October 22 2019
Spanish women's football announce strike action

Almost 200 women’s footballers will go on strike after no agreement was reached between player’s unions and the governing body.

The Association of Women 's Football Clubs (ACFF) had been holding a series of meetings with the UGT, Futbolistas ON and AFE unions, but no agreement has been reached on a number of issues, including the annual minimum wage.

In a press conference held on Tuesday, footballers confirmed that they will be holding a strike - with more than 93 percent of those who met in Madrid on the same day supporting the motion.

“The reality is that footballers need a decent agreement to recognize their labour rights. They are football players 24 hours a day,” said David Aganzo, president of the AFE union.

Ainhoa ​​Tirapu, Athletic Club player and vice president of the AFE Women's Soccer Committee, added: “It is a hard day for me, but in light of the fact that negotiations could not be advanced...we asked for minimum rights as workers. 

“We have struggled to achieve our goals, we have lowered our red lines, but nothing has been achieved. Now we can fight and we are paving the way for other players. We must not be inactive and we must fight for our rights.”

The players who are listed as being at the meeting are detailed by the AFE:

Athletic Club: Ainhoa Tirapu, Andrea de la Nava, Ainhoa Vicente, Andrea Sierra, Eunate Arraiza, Marta Unzué, María Díaz, Damaris Egurrola, Maite Oroz, Marta Perea, Vanesa Gimbert, Erika Vázquez, Leia Zárate, Nekane Díez, Yulema Corres, Ane Azkona, Oihane Hernández.

Atlético de Madrid: Lola Gallardo, Silvia Meseguer, Virginia Torrecilla, Laia Aleixandri López, Carmen Menayo, Ana Marcos.

FC Barcelona: Jennifer Hermoso, Mapi León, Alexia Putellas, Pamela Tajonar.

Real Betis Balompié: Ana María Romero, Merel van Dongen, Ana González, Marta Perarnau, Marta Cazalla, Rosa Otermín, Bea Parra, Maikerlin Astudillo, Marianela Szymanowski, Priscila Borja, Nuria Ligero, Cristina Muñoz, Emily Dolan, Michaela Abam, Rosa Márquez, Irene Guerrero, Marina Fedorova.

Deportivo de La Coruña: Esther Sullastres, María Miralles, María Isabel Rodríguez, Cristina Martínez, Laura Vázquez, Miriam Ríos, Patricia Díaz, María Méndez, Silvia Mérida, Noelia Villegas, Alba Merino, Iris Arnaiz, Lourdes Moreno, Maya Yamamoto, Michelle Romero, Teresa Abelleira, Athenea del Castillo, Erika Sâmia Lima Da Silva, Gabriela García, Nuria Rábano, Ainize Barea.

RCD Espanyol: Inés Juan Altamira, Brenda Pérez, Irene López, Paloma Fernández, Elisa del Estal, Paola Soldevila.

UD Granadilla Tenerife: Raquel Peña Rodríguez.

Levante UD: Sonia Bermúdez, Marta Corredera, Ruth García, Andreea Paraluta, Ivana Andrés, Jucinara Soares, Ona Batlle, Rocío Gálvez, Claudia Zornoza, Gemma Gili, Maitane López, Nerea Pérez, Alba Redondo, María de Alharilla, Eva Navarro, Lucía Gómez.

EDF Logroño: Jade Boho, Line Geltzer Johansen, Dorine Chuigoué, Nágela Oliveira De Andrade, Natalia Cebolla, Ana Velázquez, Carolina Marín, Cristina Pizarro, Ida Rebecca Guehai, Silvia Ruiz, Vanesa Santana, Barbra Banda, Lorena Valderas, Dioneide Landres Da Penha Santos, Laura Girol, Leticia Méndez, Raquel García.

Madrid CFF: Mónica Hickmann, Yasmin Katie Mrabet, Marta Turmo, Silvia Rubio, Laura Fernández, Ana Lucía Martínez, Alexandra López, Itziar Pinillos, Bruna Tavares, Laura Teruel.

Rayo Vallecano: Alicia Gómez, Camila Alejandra Sáez, Oriana Yoselyn Altuve, Yael Oviedo, Carla Valentina, Ruth Bravo, Paula Andújar, María Pilar García Villalba, Patricia Larqué, Saray García, Sheila García, Ángeles del Álamo, Silvia Pérez, Eva Alonso, Paula Fernández, Eva Masdeu, Natasha Shirazi, Iris Ponciano del Río, Natalia Expósito, Lucía Sánchez, Sladjana Bulatovic.

Real Sociedad: Mariasun Quiñones, Iraia Iparragirre, Nuria Mendoza, Ane Etxezarreta, Marta ,Cardona, Itxaso Uriarte, Leire Baños, Bárbara Latorre, Manuela Lareo, Claudia Roldán.

Sevilla FC: Maite Albarrán, Francisca Lara, Aldana Cometti, Jennifer Morilla, Yanara Aedo Muñoz, María Bores, Isabella Echeverri Nagore Calderón.

Sporting Club de Huelva: Patricia Mascaró, Marta Peiró, Fatoumata Kanteh Cham, Alexandra Bernal, Irene Rodríguez, Yoko Tanaka, Korina Clavijo.

CD Tacón: Ana Vallés, Malena Ortiz, Gema Prieto, Marina Martín, Sara Ezquerro.

Valencia CF: María Pi Francés, Cristina Cubedo, Mandy Van den Berg, Marta Carro, Natalia Gaitán Laguado, Paula Nicart, Berta Pujadas, Alejandra Serrano, Naiara Beristain, Georgina Carreras, Carol Férez, María Jiménez.

CE Seagull Badalona: Alicia Fuentes.

Photo via AFE

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