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President Of Spanish FA & His Son Arrested

President Of Spanish Football Association Angel Maria Villar & His Son Arrested

By David Kappel - Jul 18, 2017 12:11 PM @kappilinho

The president of the Spanish Football Association, Angel Maria Villar, who is also a current FIFA and UEFA vice president, and his son were arrested on Tuesday.

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Spanish police arrested Villar along with four other officials from the Spanish FA (RFEF) on Tuesday, amid claims he is guilty of falsifying documents, misappropriation of funds and corruption.

"Spain's Guardia Civil said in a statement that SFF president Angel Maria Villar, his son Gorka Villar and three other officials were detained when raids were carried out at the federation headquarters in Madrid," a Sky Sports report read.

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

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

Spain's minister of education, culture and sport, Inigo Mendez de Vigo, was the first politician to comment.

"In Spain the laws are enforced, the laws are the same for all, and nobody, nobody is above the law," he said.

Villar is currently Europe's representative on the FIFA executive committee, and is also the world football governing body's senior vice president, and was UEFA interim president when Michel Platini was suspended back in October 2015. He is also one of UEFA's vice presidents and has been president of the Spanish FA since 1988.

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The arrests come just two days before the Spanish FA is scheduled to announce the 2017/18 La Liga fixtures.

Why do you think so many football officials are corrupt? Have your say in the comments section below.


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tshepzah124 Joined: 13 Mar 2017
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tshepzah124 Jul 19, 2017 05:14 AM
now Real Madrid will no longer get any favours...spanish authorities will raid them
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connaissance09 Joined: 21 Feb 2013
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connaissance09 Jul 18, 2017 03:13 PM
No wonder pique publicly criticise him and nothing happens, he knows them very well, he's got their number
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Athobe Jul 18, 2017 02:50 PM
Kwaaaa dat laliga its rotten 2 da core
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Tedd Jul 18, 2017 01:51 PM
Imagine if South Africa was this strict wen it comes to corruption, I admire countries like these.
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RealManUchiefz Jul 18, 2017 01:27 PM
Bcoz thy are greedy cowdit.wht do u think?
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Melucy Khosiboy khb Jul 18, 2017 01:24 PM
Mxm so what huh?

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