Luis Rubiales is stepping down as RFEF president and UEFA vice-president

Luis Rubiales is stepping down as RFEF president and UEFA vice-president. This was stated in a last-minute statement on Sunday. “After the swift suspension imposed by FIFA, plus the rest of the proceedings that have been opened against me, it is clear that I cannot return to my position,” he said in a post on social media after handing in his resignation to the caretaker manager. President Pedro Rocha.

“Persistent waiting and clinging to it cannot bring anything positive, neither to the federation nor to Spanish football. Among other things, because there are de facto powers that will prevent my return,” he continues.

Rubiales affirms that “there is” the management of his team “and above all the happiness that I will bring with me to the great privilege of being at the helm of the RFEF for more than 5 years”. He insists that he does not want Spanish football to “suffer from this whole disproportionate campaign and, above all, I am taking this decision after being convinced that my departure will contribute to stability, allowing both Europe and Africa to remain united. The dream.” 2030, which will allow us to bring the biggest event in the world to our country.”

He shared the decision in an interview with Pier Morgan minutes before the statement was published. “Some friends told me that I should focus on my dignity and move on with my life. It’s not just about me, it’s about third parties, and it’s the smartest thing to do,” he said.

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Source: El Diario





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