FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended Spanish soccer federation (RFEF) head Luis Rubiales for 90 days, it mentioned on August 26, amid uproar after he grabbed participant Jenni Hermoso’s head and kissed her on the lips after Spain’s victory on the Girls’s World Cup.
Rubiales had been anticipated to announce his resignation on Friday however as a substitute mentioned he wouldn’t step down, and the RFEF threatened authorized motion to defend him after Hermoso mentioned she didn’t consent to the kiss he gave her.
“The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee… has determined right this moment to provisionally droop Mr Luis Rubiales from all football-related actions at nationwide and worldwide stage,” FIFA mentioned in a press release.
Its disciplinary committee additionally ordered Rubiales and RFEF officers and staff alike to chorus from contacting or making an attempt to contact Hermoso or these round her.
The Spanish nationwide staff that gained the World Cup in addition to a number of different gamers have mentioned they’d not play worldwide matches whereas Rubiales stays head of the federation.
“The choice adopted by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has been communicated right this moment to Mr Luis Rubiales, the RFEF and (European soccer physique) UEFA for due compliance.”
The committee mentioned it could not present any additional data on the disciplinary proceedings till a closing choice was taken.
There was no instant response from the RFEF. Reuters has contacted UEFA, the place Rubiales is a vp, for remark.