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Luis Rubiales reveals he will resign as President of Spain's FA over World Cup kiss

Stewart Perrie

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Luis Rubiales reveals he will resign as President of Spain's FA over World Cup kiss

Luis Rubiales has revealed he will be stepping down as the president of Spain's Football Association.

There have been huge question marks around his role and his future after he kissed Jenni Hermoso on the lips after the World Cup.

The incident occurred as the midfielder made her way to the podium following Spain's defeat of England in the final.


She was handed her medal by FIFA president Gianni Infantin, then Rubiales hugged and lifted her off her feet.

The pair had a brief conversation before Rubiales put his arms around the 33-year-old and kissed her on the lips.

Hermoso was later asked about the incident by Spanish TV network La 1.


“Eh... yeah, I did not enjoy that," she responded to the question.

Rubiales has faced calls to step down and he defiantly revealed late last month that he would not be doing so.

He ended up being suspended so an investigation could take place, but now he has revealed he will be stepping down.

During an interview with Piers Morgan, Rubiales says it's impossible to continue after everything that's happened.


"I love my daughters so much and they love me so, so much. I am very happy and very proud of them, they are very dear to me," he said.

"About my resignation, yes I am going to do [that]. I am going to [resign] because I cannot continue my work."

The TV host asked him what was the moment that made him realise that he had to go.

"My father, my daughters, I spoke with them," he said.


"They know it's not a question about me. Some friends pretty close to me and they say to me 'Luis you have to focus on you dignity to continue your life because if not probably you are going to damage people you love, the sport you love'.

He added "Then when someone is not thinking only about himself, because I have to support a lot of this three weeks, but this moral question of not only me."

He said it wasn't just affecting him but 'third-parties as well' and that it was the moral and intelligent thing to do.

Featured Image Credit: TalkTV. Noemi Llamas/Eurasia Sport Images/Getty Images

Topics: World Cup, Sport

Stewart Perrie
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