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Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 07 / 01 / 15

Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) President ÁNGEL MARÍA VILLAR was on Monday elected as first VP of UEFA. UEFA's ExCo is currently meeting in Prague. Villar "already occupied the position of VP, and is also a FIFA VP in representation of UEFA." He becomes UEFA's "second-highest 'big...

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