FIFA and UEFA threaten Spain with sanctions after the RFEF was placed under government supervision

Daily AS revealed on Monday that FIFA and UEFA have issued an ultimatum to the Spanish government, led by Pedro Sanchez, and the Superior Council of Sport (CSD) after the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) was placed under guardianship, writes L'Equipe .

UEFA categorically rejects government involvement in football. PHOTO: The Truth Archive

The government in Madrid can justify itself until Friday, there is a risk of sanctions that could reach exclusion from international competitions.

The Spanish government announced on Thursday that the RFEF would be placed under guardianship in an attempt to end the crisis of the organization, which is at the center of a corruption investigation months after the scandal.the forced kiss” of the president at the time, Luis Rubiales, a decision taken “in the interest of the country”, which will be one of the organizers of the 2030 World Cup.

Through its general secretaries, Mattias Grafstrom (FIFA) and Theodore Theodoridis (UEFA), the two confederations are asking for information about this Superior Sports Council and clarifications regarding its intervention at the RFEF.

The government of Pedro Sanchez (who, on Monday, confirmed that he remains in office despite the corruption charges against his wife) must respond to the two football forums by Friday.

According to AS, there is a risk that FIFA and UEFA will consider this placing under guardianship as a political interference

and to sanction Spanish football. Sanctions that could go as far as the suspension of the Federation and the exclusion of club teams and national teams from all international competitions.

Marked by scandal”the forced kiss” of former president Luis Rubiales and in which the world champion Jenni Hermoso was involved, the RFEF is also targeted by a corruption investigation that led to the prosecution of the former strongman of Spanish football, as well as his successor at the helm of the Federation, Pedro Rocha.