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  • Rubiales has been forced out of his position as Spanish Football Federation chief
  • It followed an emergency meeting on Friday after a chorus of condemnation 

Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales has been forced out following his offensive behaviour at the Women’s World Cup final.

Rubiales sparked outrage when he kissed Spanish player Jenni Hermoso on the mouth as she collected her medal following the 1-0 win over England in Sydney.

Footage also emerged that showed Rubiales grabbing his crotch while standing near Queen Letizia of Spain and her 16-year-old daughter Princess Infanta Sofia.

Having initially branded his detractors as ‘idiots’, Rubiales has ultimately bowed to mounting pressure and has stepped down from his position to be replaced by Pedro Rocha.

The unpopular Spain women’s team coach Jorge Vilda could also leave his post, according to Diario AS

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Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales arrives at their headquarters for Friday’s emergency meeting – he has been forced out of his role 
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Spanish Football Federation president Luis Rubiales has been pushed out after his controversial on-the-mouth kiss of player Jenni Hermoso after Spain’s World Cup triumph
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Rubiales sparked more outrage after footage emerged of him grabbing his crotch while celebrating Spain’s win in the vicinity of Spanish Queen Letizia and her 16-year-old daughter

Daily Mail UK

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