Spain FA President arrested in Raid


Spanish Football Federation (SFF) president Angel Maria Villar (also a senior vice president at Fifa and Uefa), his son Gorka Villar and three other officials have been detained after raids were carried out at the federation headquarters in Madrid.

Officers said the five men were arrested on charges of corruption as part of a probe into the finances of the federations.

The other three men arrested were Juan Padron, federation vice president of economic affairs, and the president and the secretary of the regional federation for Tenerife.

Uefa said in a statement it “is aware of the reports. We have no comment to make at this time”.

“In Spain the laws are enforced, the laws are the same for all, and nobody, nobody is above the law.” Said Inigo Mendez de Vigo, Spain’s minister of education, culture and sport while speaking on national television after the raids.

Source: Sky Sports

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