Friday, September 22, 2023

FIFA applies lukewarm sanction to Rubiales and the RFEF appoints an interim

The FIFA suspended this Saturday the president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubialeswhile the disciplinary committee investigates his conduct in the final of the women’s soccer World Cup, to which the Spanish body responded by designating Pedro Rocha as interim president.

rubiales He will be removed from his duties for 90 days, “pending the open disciplinary procedure” against him on Thursday, the world soccer governing body said in a statement.

Luis Rubiales and Princess Sofia

He leader reiterated on Friday that he would not present his resignation during an extraordinary assembly of the RFEF in which his decision was expected in the face of intense pressure from the Spanish government, from the National Team players themselves and from the clubs and managers of Spanish soccer.

The suspension of rubiales it is a serious blow to his credibility and his future as president of the RFEF, The president faces an investigation that could lead to his removal if his conduct is found to be inappropriate.


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