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The reason is an internal conflict in the Spanish Football Federation, whose electoral process raises concerns about the possible intervention of the Government of Mariano Rajoy. That could have, A letter from Switzerland warns about the consequences.
The Spanish Football Federation (FEF) received a statement in which FIFA warned that if the Spanish government interferes in the presidential election process, it will be excluded from all the competitions in which it participates.
This letter, as announced by the newspaper “El País”, came after the proposal of electoral repetition that promoted and presented the Higher Council of Sports before the Administrative Court of Sports to completely disassociate Ángel Maria Villar after the announcement was made public. the controversial “Operation Soule”.
“Each member must manage their affairs independently and ensure that there is no interference by third parties in their affairs,” remarks Article 13 of the FIFA Statutes.
This decision was born after the interference of the Higher Sports Council to carry out a new electoral process within the Spanish Football Federation, after what happened with the “Operation Soule” in which former President Villar was suspended for corruption and presided over by Juan Luis Larrea.
For FIFA, this interference by a governmental body “puts at risk the autonomy of the Federation and is a serious violation of its own statutes,” said “El País”. Now the Council of State, will be the one that decides if there will be new elections, in spite of the hard warning of the regulating organism of the world-wide soccer.
The electoral process would give a definitive exit to the 67-year-old leader, who was suspended but not removed from office. It would also be the end of the mandate of Larrea, who does not have the support of the majority, but as wanted to leave office.