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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 27 / 17

The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) named JUAN LUIS LARREA  interim president on Wednesday, after ÁNGEL MARÍA VILLAR was suspended for a year "following his arrest as part of a corruption investigation." Villar was denied bail and Spain's state sports body took the decision ...

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