Luis Rubiales resigns from president of the Spanish football federation

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Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales, engulfed in a scandal over allegations he gave an unsolicited kiss to a player on the women’s World Cup team last month, said on Sunday he had resigned from his position as president.

Rubiales announced his resignation in a statement in which he said his position had become untenable.

Rubiales has said the kiss was mutual and consensual, and had until Sunday defied calls from players, government officials and others for him to resign.


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