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Suspended Spanish Football President Villar Resigns From FIFA, UEFA Positions

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 28 / 17

FIFA and UEFA said on Thursday that suspended Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President Ángel María Villar "resigned from his senior roles with FIFA and UEFA following his arrest in Spain last week," according to Brian Homewood of REUTERS. Villar, his son Gorka and two other footb...

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