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Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales to Resign Amid Scandal After Kissing Football Player Hermoso

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Spanish Football Federation President to Resign Amidst Scandal

The president of the Spanish Football Federation, Luis Rubiales, is expected to step down from his position following a scandal involving a kiss on the lips with football player Hermoso after the women’s world championship victory. Rubiales will reportedly announce his resignation during an extraordinary general meeting of the federation.

Increasing Pressure for Resignation

After the footage of the kiss was broadcasted on television and top authorities in the football world demanded his resignation, the pressure campaign against Rubiales intensified. Australia and New Zealand defeated England 1-0 in the World Cup football match in Sydney, further fueling the calls for his departure.

Extraordinary General Meeting

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In response to the mounting pressure, the Spanish Football Federation announced an extraordinary general meeting to address the matter. The meeting, scheduled for Friday, is considered an “emergency” meeting to discuss the recent events surrounding Rubiales and Hermoso’s kiss.

FIFA Disciplinary Proceedings

FIFA has initiated disciplinary proceedings against Rubiales, citing a potential violation of its Disciplinary Code. The organization stated that the incident may constitute a breach of specific articles within the code.

Call for Removal

Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez condemned Rubiales’ actions as “unacceptable,” and the Spanish women’s league, La Liga F, called for his removal from office. Additionally, football player Hermoso and the Association of Professional Players and Players issued a joint statement demanding action against Rubiales. Amnesty International has also expressed support for Hermoso.

Source: AFP

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