The Commission of Presidents of Regional and Territorial Federations of the Spanish Football Federation, meeting this Monday in Madrid, has agreed, among other matters, to request Luis Rubiales to resign “immediately” as president of the RFEF.
The RFEF announced in a statement the agreements unanimously reached by the regional officials that also include urging Pedro Rocha, interim president after FIFA’s provisional suspension of Rubiales, to “immediately withdraw the communication made on behalf of the Federation with FIFA and UEFA” known this Monday to act and prevent the participation of Spanish teams due to government interference.
The main points of the statement
The RFEF statement, made public after more than six hours of meeting in the Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas, includes the following seven points:
-After the latest events and the unacceptable behaviors that have seriously damaged the image of Spanish football, the presidents request that Mr. Luis Rubiales immediately present his resignation as president of the RFEF.
We warmly congratulate the women’s soccer team on their victory in the World Cup. We value the meaning and legacy of success for Spanish sport. We present our admiration and gratitude to a group of unrepeatable players and we extend our celebration to all those who have built, over the years with determination, the growth of women’s football.
-We will urge the corresponding bodies to carry out a deep and imminent organic restructuring in strategic positions of the Federation to give way to a new stage of management in Spanish football.
-Once FIFA has suspended Mr. Luis Rubiales, the Federation’s internal protocols have been activated as a result of the suspension.
-In addition, we have instructed President Pedro Rocha to immediately withdraw the last communication on behalf of the Federation with FIFA and UEFA that we have known today.
– The RFEF maintains its commitment to continue implementing its investment, as well as equality policies for the development of women’s football.
– Lastly, the Presidents’ Commission has given its unanimous support to Mr. Pedro Rocha so that he may lead a new stage where dialogue and reconciliation with all football institutions is the line to follow. We make ourselves available to the CSD and all the institutions involved to continue building together the candidacy for the 2030 World Cup.