FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning coach Vilda sacked as RFEF issues public apology after Rubiales scandal

September 5, 2023

The coach of Spain’s FIFA Women’s World Cup-winning team Jorge Vilda has been dismissed, on the same day the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) apologised to players of the national team for the “totally unacceptable behaviour” of its President Luis Rubiales.

The RFEF has not given a specific reason for the departure of Vilda, who has been women’s national team coach and sports director since 2015.

During Vilda’s tenure as sports director the team has won the Under-17 World Cup twice, in 2018 and 2022, and the Under-20 World Cup in 2022. Inside the Games