Video: England coach Sarina Wiegman dedicates award to Spanish World Cup winners with impassioned speech

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After winning the UEFA Women’s Coach of the Year award, Sarina Wiegman paid a classy tribute to the Spanish Women’s World Cup winning team, to whom she dedicated the trophy.

Despite having won the World Cup for the first time ever, no one is talking about Spain’s triumph on the pitch because of the reprehensible behaviour of Spanish Football Federation president, Luis Rubiales, in the immediate aftermath of the win – when he kissed Jenni Hermoso full on the lips – and since the final.

Rubiales had refused to resign his position following the outcry and had to be suspended by FIFA, and Wiegman made it clear that football and society still has a long, long way to go in terms of their treatment of women.

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