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Spain stripped of hosting next UEFA annual meeting

In turmoil since the actions of its former president Luis Rubiales at the Women’s World Cup final, the Spanish soccer federation was stripped of hosting the next annual meeting of European governing body UEFA.

Madrid was due to host the 2024 UEFA Congress of 55 member federations on February 8, and also hold the group-stage draw for the next men’s Nations League competition.

UEFA said its executive committee decided to relocate both events to Paris on the same date.

Rubiales is under criminal investigation in Spain after World Cup-winning player Jenni Hermoso accused him of sexual assault for kissing her on the lips at the medal and trophy ceremony on August 20 in Sydney, Australia.

A judge in Madrid issued a restraining order against Rubiales to not contact Hermoso.

Rubiales eventually resigned three weeks after the final under pressure from Spanish lawmakers and demands from the women’s…

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