Spain federation president Rubiales resigns

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Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales, engulfed in a controversy over allegations he gave an unsolicicted kiss to a player on the Women’s World Cup team last month, said on Sunday he will resign from his position as president.

Rubiales, who was suspended by the federation for 90 days on Aug. 26, announced his resignation in a statement.

A Spanish prosecutor filed a complaint with the High Court against Rubiales last week for sexual assault and coercion over his allegedly unsolicited kiss on the lips of Jenni Hermoso.

The incident occurred after Spain had secured their first Women’s World Cup trophy in a 1-0 win over England in the final in Sydney. Their coach Jorge Vilda was fired on Sept. 5 amid the fallout from Rubiales’ actions at the final.

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