FIFA initiates proceedings against the president of the Spanish Football Federation

Spain’s women’s national team after winning the World Cup, accompanied by FIFA President Luis Rubiales

FIFA has launched disciplinary proceedings against the president of the Spanish Football Federation, Luis Rubiales, the BBC reported on Thursday. The case relates to an incident that occurred after the Spanish team won the World Cup final. During the medal distribution ceremony, the president of the federation kissed one of the players on the lips. Television cameras filmed the situation.

related to actions Rubiales’ controversial behaviourWhich, after the Women’s World Cup final on Sunday which the Spaniards won, One of the players kissed Jenny Hermoso on the lips.

The incident occurred while the medals were being distributed to the players. In the dressing room, Hermoso told her friends that she did not like the actions of the federation president.

Thursday The FIFA Disciplinary Committee informed Rubiales that it would initiate disciplinary proceedings against him Regarding the events that occurred during the final match.

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He added: “FIFA will review whether these actions constitute a breach of Article 13 of the Disciplinary Code on Offensive Conduct and Fair Play.”

outrage in Spain

The incident was met with outrage in Spain. The president was subjected to a wave of criticism. Politicians, sports activists and journalists expressed their discontent. And there were voices saying that the president of the Football Association He should resign.

On Monday, Rubiales apologized for his behaviour.

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A day later, Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez deemed the apology insufficient.

“We saw his apology, but it is not enough. He must apologize more clearly and convincingly,” the prime minister said during a press conference.


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