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HomenewsedgeLuis Rubiales resigns as Spanish soccer president amid kiss controversy

Luis Rubiales resigns as Spanish soccer president amid kiss controversy

Spanish soccer federation boss Luis Rubiales announced his decision to resign as he faced a federal complaint over the kiss he planted on women’s soccer player Jenni Hermoso during the Women’s World Cup victory celebration.

Rubiales made the announcement on X, formerly Twitter.

“After the rapid suspension carried out by FIFA, plus the rest of the proceedings opened against me, it is clear that I will not be able to return to my position,” Rubiales said.

Rubiales added Sunday he didn’t want to bring instability to Spain’s bid for the 2030 World Cup. The plan is to co-host the tournament with Portugal, Morocco and potentially Ukraine.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Ryan Gaydos is a senior editor for Fox News Digital.

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