The majority of Spain’s top female footballers have ended their boycott of the national team after the government intervened to secure a promise of “immediate and profound changes” to the football federation (RFEF).

Hours later, the federation announced that it had sacked its secretary general, Andreu Camps, while a federation official told Reuters that between six and nine senior officials – some of them suggested by the players themselves – were set to be fired. Earlier in the day the federation rolled out its first measure: an announcement that both its men’s and women’s national teams would be known as the Spanish national football team. Previously the men’s team had been referred to as the Spanish national football team, while the women’s team were the Spanish women’s national football team.

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