September 7 – Luis Rubiales is certain to be re-elected as Spanish FA president for another four years after emerging as the sole candidate to stand in elections later this month.
Rubiales’s potential rivals have all fallen by the wayside after failing to receive the necessary endorsements, giving him a clear run.
At the start of the year, there were suggestions that former Spanish prime minister Mariano Rajor might challenge Rubiales by replacing ex-Spanish international goalkeeper Iker Casillas as a contender.
But that did not materialise and Rubiales, elected in May, 2018, is now a shoo-in to carry on despite an ongoing feud with outspoken La Liga boss Javier Tebas over a series of issues that highlighted a widening split in the administration of Spanish football.
Tebas was quoted earlier this year as saying: “I prefer anyone to Rubiales,” adding the RFEF boss was “not qualified to lead” the federation.
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