FIFA opens case against Spanish football chief who kissed player on lips
FIFA opened disciplinary proceedings against Luis Rubiales on Thursday after the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) president kissed Spain star Jenni Hermoso on the lips following the Women’s World Cup final last weekend.
President of the Royal Spanish Football Federation Luis Rubiales during a ceremony celebrating Spain’s World Cup victory at Moncloa Palace, Madrid on August 22, 2023.
“The FIFA disciplinary committee informed Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish Football Association, today that it is opening disciplinary proceedings against him based on the events that occurred during the final,” world football’s governing body said in a statement.
FIFA said the incident “may constitute violations of article 13 paragraphs 1 and 2 of the FIFA disciplinary code”.