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  • Updated: October 30, 2023

FIFA Bans Rubiales From Football For Three Years

FIFA Bans Rubiales From Football For Three Years

FIFA has banned Former Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales from all football-related activities for three years.

Rubiales had been provisionally suspended for 90 days by FIFA after he kissed Spanish player Jenni Hermoso following their win in the Women's World Cup final over England in Sydney on August 20.

The incident sparked an uproar and overshadowed Spain's triumph as Hermoso claimed the kiss was not consensual.

Many Spanish players including Hermoso threatened to boycott the team before Rubiales and World Cup-winning manager Jorge Vilda left their posts.

Rubiales will now be unable to work within the game until at least 2026, though he reserves the right to appeal FIFA's latest decision.

A statement on Monday from the world football’s ruling body said: "The Fifa Disciplinary Committee has banned Luis Rubiales, the former president of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF), from all football-related activities at national and international levels for three years, having found that he acted in breach of article 13 of the Fifa Disciplinary Code.

"This case relates to the events that occurred during the final of the Women’s World Cup on August 20, for which Rubiales had been provisionally suspended for an initial period of 90 days.

"Rubiales has been notified of the terms of the Fifa Disciplinary Committee’s decision today. The decision remains subject to a possible appeal before the Fifa Appeal Committee.

"Fifa reiterates its absolute commitment to respecting and protecting the integrity of all people and ensuring that the basic rules of decent conduct are upheld."

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