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Controversy: FIFA suspends Spanish Football Federation President Rubiales

By Vipin - 2023-08-28 13:45:59
Controversy: FIFA suspends Spanish Football Federation President Rubiales

Jorge Ivan Palacio (Colombia), president of FIFA's Disciplinary Committee, used the authority given under Article 51 of the FIFA Laws for this. They have temporarily suspended Luis Rubiales from all football related activities at national and international level. Rubiales has been suspended for 90 days with immediate effect.

The Spanish team created history by winning the Women's Football World Cup 2023 for the first time. But since then, due to this controversy, Spain football has been in constant discussion.

After Spain's victory in the Women's World Cup 2023, Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish Football Association, was not only criticized for kissing the winning team's player Jenny Hermoso on the lips, but his resignation is also being demanded. Was. Luis Rubiales apologized for the episode but refused to resign.


Meanwhile, Spain's Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said that "it was a natural expression of the President's affection after such a great victory."

What Happened When

August 20: Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Association, hugs women players as they arrive on stage at the ceremony after Spain's victory in the Football World Cup. In the same sequence, he also hugged Jenny Hermoso and then kissed her on the lips. Hermosa later discussed the episode during a live stream, saying she "didn't like kissing."

August 21: Rubiales apologizes after being criticized by several footballers. Many people asked him to resign, including the media and the Prime Minister of Spain.

August 24: FIFA opens a disciplinary investigation into the Rubiales affair.

August 25: Rubiales said at a meeting of the Spanish Football Association that he would not resign and said with what consent he had been taken.

August 25: Spain's 81 players, including all 23 players who went to play in the Women's World Cup, said that they will not play for the Spanish women's team until Rubiales is removed from his post.

August 26: Spain's Football Association threatens legal action against Hermos for lying in the Kiss case.

26 August: FIFA's Disciplinary Committee suspends Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Association, from his post using the authority given under Article 51 of its rules.

What did the Spanish Football Federation say

Hermoso said on Friday that he had not given his consent for this. The Spanish Football Federation has questioned Hermoso's version of the whole episode. The Federation has said that, "It is the evidence itself that is decisive, the President did not lie."

The players' union and federation are constantly at loggerheads. The union Footpro, representing the 33-year-old Hermoso, said in a statement: "Under no circumstances did I (Hermoso) ask the president to lift me when he was hugging the players."

On this, the Spanish Football Federation said, "The Federation and the President will take legal action regarding the detailed information given to the media by the players' union."

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The federation clarified, "The RFEF and the president will prove every lie whether it is given by someone or by the player himself." Meanwhile, 81 female players have said that they will not represent Spain until President Rubiales is removed from his post. The Federation also gave a statement on this and said, "If a player is selected for the national team, then it is his duty to play for the team."

On the other hand, Borja Iglesias, the striker of the men's national team, also said that he will not play for the team as long as the President remains in his post. In a statement, the Spanish Football Federation released four photographs in which Hermoso is seen hugging Rubiales. He also analyzed the four photographs, claiming that he (Hermoso) lifted Rubiales by force while embracing him. The federation also said that all the attempts it made to contact Hermoso during this period were unsuccessful.

Jenny Hermoso: Champion of Champions

Hermoso is the highest goalscorer for Spain, she has scored 51 goals in 101 matches so far. She is known as the best female football player of all time in Spain. Born in 1990, Hermoso plays for the Mexican club CF Pachuca.

She is the granddaughter of Atlético Madrid goalkeeper Antonio Hernandez. At the age of 12, Hermoso had joined the club of Madrid. In 2012, Hermosa was selected in the senior team. In her career so far, Hermoso has played for FC Barcelona from 2013 to 2017 and from 2019 to last year, apart from the Spanish national team.

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She is also the highest goalscorer for Spain and Barcelona. Hermoso has already become a player of the World Cup champion team, she also holds the record for winning the Spanish league title six times. Hermoso also holds the record for becoming the top scorer in the Spanish league five times.

Who is Luis Rubiales

Luis Rubiales was born in 1977 in the Canary Islands. He played for the Lower League of Spain for a long time. In 2010, Rubiales became head of the Spanish Football Association. Recently, Tamra Ramos, a former employee, claimed that Rubiales disrespected her during her tenure. Which the association has denied.

In 2018, Rubiales became head of the Football Federation. As soon as he came to this post, he gave birth to a controversy. Then the 2018 Men's World Cup was about to begin. Just two days before this, Rubiales removed Julen Lopetegui, the manager of the Spanish team, from his post.

Architect Yasmin Id-Masset, who was renovating her house in 2019, said Rubiales attacked her and did not give her money. He was absolved of this allegation in 2021. Recently, he was also accused of supporting the controversial coach of the women's team, George Vilda. Despite the victory in the World Cup, Vilda has been opposed by many players.

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