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Follow-up to the forced kiss scandal 🚨FIFA official: banned former Spanish Football Federation president Rubiales from football for 3 years

Follow-up to the forced kiss scandal 🚨FIFA official: Banned former Spanish Football Federation president Rubiales for three years SportsTalk News on October 30 FIFA officially issued a statement banning former Spanish Football Federation president Rubiales for three years. FIFA Disciplinary Committee Finds

SportsTalk On October 30, FIFA officially issued a statement banning former Spanish Football Federation President Rubiales for three years.

[FIFA Announcement]

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee found that former Spanish Football Federation President Luis Rubiales violated Article 13 of the FIFA Disciplinary Rules. He will be banned from participating in all domestic and international football-related activities for a period of Three years.

The case involves an incident that occurred during the FIFA Women’s World Cup final on August 20, 2023, for which Rubiales had previously been temporarily suspended. Suspended for 90 days.

Rubiales was informed of the decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee today. According to the relevant provisions of FIFA’s disciplinary code, he has 10 days to appeal. If an appeal is filed, it will be announced on FIFA’s official website.

FIFA reiterates its absolute commitment to respecting and protecting the full rights of all persons and ensuring that fundamental rules of decent behavior are upheld.


Article 13 of the FIFA Disciplinary Rules is about “offensive conduct and violation of the principle of fair bans”, which states: Anyone who acts in one of the following ways may be subject to disciplinary sanctions

a) Violates basic norms of decent behavior;

b) Insulting natural or legal persons by using offensive gestures, signs, or language;

c) Using sports events for non-sporting purposes demonstrations;

d) misconduct that damages the reputation of football or FIFA;

e) Actively tampering with the age on player identification documents during age-restricted games

[Event background]

This year’s Women’s World Cup, the Spanish women’s football team went all the way to win the first World Cup championship in team history.

His forced kiss aroused a lot of public criticism.

Later, Rubiales attended a press conference and firmly stated that he would not resign because of “a small mistake.”

Subsequently, 81 Spanish female football players jointly issued a statement stating that if Rubiales does not resign, they will not respond to the national team call-up. .

On August 26, FIFA officially issued an announcement to temporarily suspend Rubiales for a period of 90 days.

On September 11, Rubiales announced his resignation as chairman of the Spanish Football Association.

Rubiales is 46 years old. He was elected president of the Spanish Football Association in May 2018. During his tenure, the Spanish men’s football team failed to reach the top 16 in both World Cups, and was eliminated by Italy in the semi-finals of the 2020 European Cup. The women’s football team won this year’s World Cup.

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