Luis Rubiales should face trial for World Cup kiss, says judge

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Spanish judge rules former football chief should go on trial for kissing Jenni Hermoso after 2023 final Luis Rubiales should stand trial over the kiss he planted on the footballer Jenni Hermoso, a judge with Spain’s top criminal court has said, after a preliminary investigation in which he concluded that the former football chief’s gesture […]

Jorge Vilda under investigation as criminal court looks into Rubiales kiss

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Former Spain manager has been summoned to appear in court Vilda appeared to back Luis Rubiales amid World Cup fallout The former coach of Spain’s women’s football team, Jorge Vilda, has been put under investigation as the country’s highest criminal court continues to look into Luis Rubiales’s unsolicited kiss. On Wednesday the court said that […]

‘We had to fight to be heard’: Spain stars Putellas and Paredes speak out

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Ballon d’Or winner upbeat over new agreement with Spanish FA Federation has sacked secretary-general and pledged reform Decades of “systemic discrimination” have long forced Spain’s female players to shoulder more than football, the Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas said as she and her fellow World Cup winner Irene Paredes for the first time directly addressed […]

All but two Spain players end boycott after ‘profound changes’ promised

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Team name changed to show men’s and women’s sides ‘equal’ Secretary general sacked and other officials set to be fired The majority of Spain’s top female footballers have ended their boycott of the national team after the government intervened to secure a promise of “immediate and profound changes” to the football federation (RFEF). Hours later, […]