FIFA opens disciplinary proceedings against Luis Rubiales

Caracas.- FIFA, through its Disciplinary Committee, has decided to initiate disciplinary proceedings against the President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), Luis Rubiales. This was announced this Thursday in a statement following the events during the FIFA Women’s World Cup final, which was organized by FIFA itself.

The behavior of Luis Rubiales, with the non-consensual kiss on Jenni Hermoso at the presentation of the medals to the Spanish internationals as world champions, as well as the images of the box in the celebration keeping her pace, “could constitute a breach of the Articles.” 13.1 and 13.2 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code”.

Extraordinary General Assembly

This Friday, the Extraordinary General Assembly of the Royal Spanish Football Federation will take place on the occasion of the controversial kiss from Luis Rubiales to Jenni Hermoso. Pressure mounts after the player who received the kiss called for “exemplary action” in a statement from the union she represents. Hermoso also requested that the selection be represented by someone who represents “equality values.”

Meanwhile, the pressure is mounting on the president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation, who is increasingly being cornered politically, socially and in the media. There are already four complaints against the Federal President; The first complaint of “sexual assault” was filed with the public prosecutor’s office today. The focus is Rubiales, to which even FIFA refers.

temporary disability

In anticipation of this Friday’s urgent meeting, the Royal Spanish Football Federation has already opened an internal procedure. What will happen in this gathering? Various scenarios are being considered and all options are open, from resigning to fully supporting the assembly to passing a complicated motion of no confidence that would require two-thirds to pass.

However, according to Onda Cero, a two-month disqualification pact is also looming with the RFEF itself to prevent other organizations from taking action against him. Luis Rubiales would agree with the federation on a temporary sanction and in this way avoid a permanent sanction by the Supreme Sports Council through the Court of Arbitration for Sports (TAD), since another body would not be able to intervene when the RFEF itself intervenes so.

With information from Antenna 3

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