One month after Spanish soccer was rocked by a sexism scandal, players from Spain’s Women’s World Cup-winning team have declared a turning point has been reached in their fight for equality.
Spain star Alexia Putellas, the two-time Ballon d’Or winner, said the deal reached after a marathon meeting this week between the players, federation and government mediators would lead to real reform inside their beleaguered national soccer federation.
“I believe that the meeting of the other day will mark a before and after,” said Alexia on Thursday.
“I truly believe that the agreement we reached after the meeting that lasted all night will make our sport, women’s sports in general and, as a consequence, society at large better.”
She was speaking at a news conference in Gothenburg, Sweden, on Thursday on the eve of Spain’s Nations League game against Sweden.
Spain’s team arrived after a brief…