Former Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales banned for three years

Luis Rubiales has been banned from all football-related activities for three years, FIFA has confirmed in a statement released on Monday.

The former president of the Spanish Football Federation kissed Spain international Jenni Hermoso without her consent after the Women’s World Cup final in Sydney, Australia.

The world governing announced the three-year ban for breaching article 13 of its disciplinary code.

It confirmed the case concerned the “events that occurred during the final of the Fifa Women’s World Cup on 20 August 2023, for which Mr Rubiales had been provisionally suspended for an initial period of 90 days”.

“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,” the statement read.

Rubiales, 46, had already been provisionally suspended by FIFA over his actions in August.

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