Jorge Vilda has been dismissed from his role as the coach of the Spain women’s national soccer team following a controversial incident at the Women’s World Cup. The decision to remove Vilda from his position was made by the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) after a thorough evaluation of the team’s performance and conduct during the tournament.
The controversy surrounding Vilda and the Spanish team arose during their match against the United States in the round of 16. In the 87th minute of the game, with Spain trailing 2-1, Vilda made a substitution that many considered questionable. Instead of bringing on an attacking player to try and equalize, he opted for a defensive change, which was met with criticism from fans and experts alike.
This decision was seen as a missed opportunity for Spain to potentially turn the game around and advance further in the tournament. The team’s lack of offensive creativity and inability to score goals throughout the World Cup had already raised concerns among supporters.
In addition to the substitution controversy, there were also reports of internal conflicts within the team during the competition. These issues allegedly affected team morale and cohesion, contributing to their early exit from the tournament.
The RFEF conducted a thorough review of the team’s performance, taking into account both on-field results and off-field conduct. After careful consideration, they decided to relieve Vilda of his coaching duties, citing the need for a fresh start and a new direction for the team.
Vilda had been in charge of the Spain women’s national team since 2015 and had achieved notable success during his tenure. Under his guidance, the team qualified for the 2017 European Championship and reached the final, finishing as runners-up.
The search for a new coach to lead the Spanish women’s national team has already begun. The RFEF is looking for a candidate who can bring a fresh perspective and implement a more dynamic playing style, while also fostering a positive team environment.
The decision to dismiss Vilda reflects the RFEF’s commitment to ensuring the success and development of women’s soccer in Spain. They believe that a change in leadership is necessary to address the challenges faced by the team and to build a stronger foundation for future success.
As the Spanish women’s national team moves forward, they will be aiming to regroup and rebuild under new leadership. The focus will be on improving their offensive capabilities, resolving internal conflicts, and creating a cohesive and competitive team that can achieve success on the international stage.