The president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, Luis Rubiales, submitted his resignation.
This revelation came during an interview with journalist Piers Morgan, released on Sunday. Moreover, via X (formerly Twitter), Rubiales issued a statement, considering that the conditions for him to remain in office no longer exist. He stressed that his successor has the “great privilege” of leading the Spanish Football Federation for five years.
He added: “I do not want Spanish football to be harmed by this disproportionate campaign, and above all, I make this decision after being certain that my departure will contribute to the stability” of the joint candidacy of Portugal, Spain and Morocco to organize the Men’s World Cup. world cup 2030, he wrote Rubiales, who also resigned as UEFA vice president.
This announcement comes two days after the Spanish Ministry of Public Affairs presented A complaint Before the National Court against the Spaniard, following a kissing controversy with the player Jenny Hermoso, in the final of the Women’s World Football Championship. Furthermore, FIFA has suspended the manager and is now considering punishing Rubiales with a 15-year ban from his position in world football.
However, Rubiales stresses, once again, that he trusts the truth and that he will use all means until “the truth triumphs,” expressing his regret that his family and those close to him were the target of “excessive persecution.”
Remember, the controversy began just minutes after Spain won the women’s soccer world champions. On August 20, amid the celebrations, Rubiales, who was awarding gold medals to the Spanish players after the victory over England, grabbed Jenny Hermoso’s head and kissed her on the mouth. The photos sparked widespread criticism at the international level, as the player denied her approval of this behavior.
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