FIFA writes to Spanish federation warning them of suspension due to political interference

Updated: Dec 17, 2017, 11:39 IST | AFP

The governing body of world football (FIFA) confirmed yesterday that it has written to the Spanish federation (RFEF) warning they could be suspended form the 2018 World Cup because of political interference

The governing body of world football (FIFA) confirmed yesterday that it has written to the Spanish federation (RFEF) warning they could be suspended form the 2018 World Cup because of political interference. Earlier in the day PM Mariano Rajoy said Spain had received no such letter from FIFA. The issue centres on the RFEF presidency. Angel Maria Villar, who was also a FIFA and UEFA official, resigned after being arrested in July for embezzling funds.

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Pic/AFP
Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy. Pic/AFP

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