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Investigation into the Spanish Football Federation includes Rubiales’ successor – 2024-04-12 22:27:24

This Friday, a court based in Madrid reported that not only the former president of the Real spanish soccer federation, Luis Rubialesand his management of it is being investigated but the actions of his successor, Pedro Rocha, will also be looked at.

The investigating judge decided to officially consider Rocha under investigation after hearing his testimony on Friday, when he assured local media that his “conscience is clear.”

Rocha took over as interim president of the federation after Rubiales resigned in September of last year.weeks after his global scandal after kissing player Jenni Hermoso on the mouth without her consent during the Women’s World Cup award ceremony.


Subsequently, a week ago Rocha resigned from his interim position by announcing that he would run for president permanently during the next elections. He is, so far, the only person who qualifies as a candidate.

Why is the Royal Spanish Football Federation being investigated?

The RFEF is being investigated for alleged cases of corruption and money laundering which include contracts for the Spanish Super Cup and the federation’s links with the La Cartuja stadium in Seville, which hosted the Copa del Rey final and some international matches.

In March, police arrested seven suspects and raided a property belonging to Rubiales in Granada, southern Spain, and the offices of the Royal Spanish Football Federation in Madrid. Even Rubiales himself was arrested before being released as part of the investigation last week.

Now him Higher Sports Councilthe government sports authority of Spain, reported that it had spoken with the FIFA to convey his concern for the federation of the European country, which has been World Cup champion on one occasion.

The Spanish Football Federation is responsible for managing Spain’s national football teams and organizes its national semi-professional and amateur football competitions.

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