- The Spanish government has suspended the arrested football boss Angel Maria Villar.
The 67-year-old Bask, who was in charge of the national football federation RFEF for 29 years, was arrested last week on suspicion of corruption, falsity in writing and eclipse. Villar has been behind the bars since.
The sports ministry of Spain decided on Tuesday that an emergency agreement would suspend Villar for a year. This is also true of Vice President Juan Padrón. It paves the way for a new interim chairman of the RFEF.
Villar is also in the board of the UEFA European Football Association and is even in the FIFA global federation as senior vice president. As a long-term member of the board, he is the highest man in Zurich, after chairman Gianni Infantino. It is expected that he will lose that position in the short term.