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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 01 / 17

Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President  ÁNGEL MARÍA VILLAR  "was the clear winner in RFEF presidential elections held during an assembly on Thursday." Figures "show 104 voters backing Villar, while rival  JORGE PÉREZ  only had the support of 35 voters."...

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