Spanish FA Boss, Luis Rubiales Suspended As Fifa Intervenes Over Jenni Hermoso kiss

FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended Spanish football federation (RFEF) head Luis Rubiales for 90 days after he grabbed player Jenni Hermoso’s head and kissed her on the lips after Spain’s victory at the Women’s World Cup.

The suspension will be in place for an initial period of 90 days, pending the disciplinary proceedings against Rubiales.

Despite mounting pressure, Rubiales has refused to resign after kissing Spanish footballer Jenni Hermoso on the lips following the Women’s World Cup final.

However, Fifa has now intervened in the matter by provisionally suspending Rubiales from all football-related activities at national and international levels.

Fifa opened disciplinary proceedings against Rubiales on Friday.

On Friday, Rubiales told a press conference he would not resign despite many calling for him to step down.

He said: “Do you think this [incident] is so serious that I should go, after the best management in the history of Spanish football?

“Let me tell you: I’m not going to resign. I’m not going to resign. I’m not going to resign.

In a joint statement sent via their FUTPRO union, all 23 of the cup-winning squad including Hermoso, as well as 32 other squad members, had said they would not play internationals while Rubiales remains head of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF).

Spain had beaten England 1-0 to secure their first-ever Women’s World Cup title in Australia last weekend.

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