FIFA threaten to kick Spain out of 2018 Russian World Cup

FIFA are throwing the rule book at them saying they have the power to suspend membership if they feel elections are not independent.

LAST UPDATED: 16 Dec, 2017 @ 16:08
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FIFA have threatened to kick Spain out of next years World Cup after writing a letter to the Spanish football federation (RFEF) warning them about political interference.

The footballing body say they are deeply concerned about the Spanish government’s’ continued interference in the upcoming election for RFEF president.

The previous president, Angel Maria Villar stepped down in July after being arrested on corruption charges and an interim president has since been in place.

FIFA are throwing the rule book at them saying they have the power to suspend membership if they feel elections are not independent.

A statement from Fifa said: “A joint delegation from Fifa and Uefa will travel to Madrid in the near future to observe and analyse the situation that the RFEF is going through.

“We recently sent a letter to the RFEF showing concern and reminding them that, according to the Fifa statutes, all member federations must manage their affairs independently and ensure that there is no interference by third parties.”

Spain are currently the favourites to win the World Cup.

 

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