Rubiales banned for three years over World Cup

Former Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales has been banned from all football-related activities for three years by FIFA. Rubiales kissed forward Jenni Hermoso on the lips following Spain’s Women’s World Cup final win over England. The kiss, which forward Hermoso says was not consensual, sparked outcry, with Rubiales eventually stepping down from his role […]

Former Spanish football federation president Luis Rubiales has been banned from all football-related activities for three years by FIFA.

Rubiales kissed forward Jenni Hermoso on the lips following Spain’s Women’s World Cup final win over England.

The kiss, which forward Hermoso says was not consensual, sparked outcry, with Rubiales eventually stepping down from his role in September.

Hermoso later filed a legal complaint against Rubiales.

On Monday, world governing body FIFA announced the three-year ban for breaching article 13 of its disciplinary code.

Article 13 of the FIFA disciplinary code relates to offensive behaviour and violations of the principles of fair play.