Spanish Football Federation appoints interim President

27 July 2017


Following the suspension of former President Ángel María Villar Llona, who is imprisoned on corruption charges, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has appointed Juan Luis Larrea as interim president.

Larrea, who has served as an RFEF board member and treasurer since 1988, was named as President at a general assembly meeting held on Wednesday 26 July.

“We are going through delicate moments, but that will not stop Spanish football moving forward,” Larrea said, according to the Reuters news agency.

Angel Maria Villar, the head of Spain's football federation since 1988, as well as senior vice president of FIFA and vice president of UEFA, was suspended for a year by the country's top sports authority.

Last week, the Spanish police charged Villar, his son Gorka and federation vice president Juan Padron and Ramon Hernandez, the secretary of the regional federation of Tenerife with improper management, misappropriation of funds, corruption and falsifying documents.

The accused were denied bail and transferred to prison as the investigation continues.


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