World Cup 2018 Spain

Spain’s place in the World Cup 2018 could be under threat


World Cup 2018 Spain

FA has issued warning to the Spanish football federation (RFEF) that any form of involvement from the government in the presidential election could potentially harm the national club’s place in the upcoming World Cup 2018 in Russia.

The RFEF is headed by Juan Luis Larrea on an interim basis following the dismissal of former president Angel Maria Villa due to corruption charges.

With this, preparation for the election is underway and according to the Spanish newspaper El Pais, the government’s National Sports Council have opened communication with the RFEF over Villar’s eventual successor.

The said action is a form of indirect violation of FIFA’s strict rule that says, “Each member must manage their affairs independently and ensure that there is no interference by third parties in their affairs.”

Earlier this year, the Pakistan Football Federation (PFF) has been sanctioned and was given ban orders to “undue third-party interference.”

This resulted to suspension from taking part in the international competitions until the sanction has been lifted.

Similaryl, Kuwait Football Association were forbidden between the year 2015-2017 for the same violation.


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