September 12 – Former Spanish football boss Luis Rubiales will testify on Friday at Spain’s National Court on charges of sexual assault and coercion after he resigned from his role at the weekend following his unsolicited kiss on Spain forward Jennifer Hermoso’s lips during the Women’s World Cup final trophy presentation.
September 11 – After weeks of pressure Luis Rubiales, president of the Spanish FA (RFEF), has resigned following his unsolicited kiss with World Cup winner Jennifer Hermoso after the tournament’s final, but the football official vowed to clear his name.
September 6 – Women’s world champions Spain are looking for a new national coach after Jorge Vilda was fired amid the controversy involving suspended federation president Luis Rubiales.
By Samindra Kunti
September 5 – The Spanish FA (RFEF) have issued an apology for the “totally unacceptable” behaviour of Luis Rubiales after kissing Jenni Hermoso at the Women’s World Cup final. The RFEF has also sacked coach its head women’s coach Jorge Vilda.
September 5 – In their first public statement in the Rubiales affair, Spain’s men’s national team have condemned the “unacceptable behaviour” of their federation president in a show of support for the women’s World Cup-winning side.
September 1 – FIFA President Gianni Infantino says Luis Rubiales “spoiled” the Spanish team’s celebrations at the Women’s World Cup by kissing player Jenni Hermoso on the lips.
September 1 – Norway’s Hege Riise and Colombia’s Nelson Abadia will step down as managers after leading their countries at the recent Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
August 30 – Vera Pauw (pictured) will depart her role as Republic of Ireland Women’s manager following the expiry of her contract at the end of August. Eileen Gleeson will take charge on an interim basis.
August 29 – The mother of under-fire Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales has begun a hunger strike in defence of her son as the pressure continues to grow on him to resign over “that” kiss.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 28 – One week after the most infamous kiss in football history during the Women’s World Cup awards ceremony, the reputation of Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales reputation is in tatters after FIFA temporarily banned him from the game.
By Andrew Warshaw
August 25 – In an unexpected twist that took the footballing world by surprise, under-fire Spanish FA boss Luis Rubiales steadfastly refused to step down today, describing attacks on him for that infamous kiss as “false feminism”.
August 24 – FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee has opened disciplinary proceedings against Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales following the storm of criticism that has arisen over the kiss he gave Spanish player Jenni Hermoso at the World Cup final presentation.
August 24 – Nike have confirmed that they will sell England goalkeeper Mary Earps replica shirts in limited quantities after the lioness stopper spoke out against the lack of goalkeeper shirts on sale at the tournament.
August 23 – Spain’s acting prime minister says it is “unacceptable” that Spanish FA president Luis Rubiales planted an unsolicited kiss on the lips of World Cup winner Jennifer Hermoso without her consent as pressure builds on Rubiales to resign.
August 22 – Spain began their reign as Women’s World Cup champions by arriving home to a victory parade on the streets of Madrid.