Rubiales case, 3-year ban for the former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation

The FIFA Disciplinary Commission “has disqualified Luis Rubiales, former president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF), from any football-related activity for three years, both nationally and internationally, on the basis that his conduct violated the article 13 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code”. This was announced by FIFA. The case concerns the events that occurred during the FIFA Women’s World Cup final on 20 August 2023 with the kiss to player Jenny Hermoso, for which Rubiales was provisionally suspended for an initial period of 90 days.


Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales kisses Jennifer Hermoso of Spain

The decision of the Fifa Disciplinary Commission was notified today to Mr. Rubiales, who, “pursuant to the Fifa Disciplinary Code, has ten days to request the reasoned decision, which will be published on if requested. This decision may be appealed to the FIFA Appeals Committee”. FIFA also “reaffirms its absolute commitment to respect and protect the integrity of all people and to ensure that the basic rules of civic conduct are respected”.

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