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Spain players agree to end boycott but two players leave squad

Spain's World Cup-winning women's squad have agreed to end their boycott after the Spanish FA said it would make "immediate and profound changes" to its structure, although two unnamed players have left the squad.

The decision to stop the boycott was reached around 5am local time after more than seven hours of meetings at a hotel in Oliva, an hour from Valencia, involving the players, Spanish FA (RFEF) officials, the National Sports Council (CSD) and the women's players' union FUTPRO.

The players had said they would not represent Spain until there were further changes at the federation, deepening a crisis that started after former Spanish FA president boss Luis Rubiales kissed Jenni Hermoso on the lips during the World Cup presentation ceremony.

"The players have also shown us their concern about the need to make profound changes in the RFEF, and the RFEF has committed to ensuring that these changes occur immediately," CSD president Victor Francos said.

"Of the 23 called up, two players have requested the possibility of leaving the concentration for reasons of lack of spirit and personal discomfort.

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