Cor­rup­tion sus­pect quits FIFA and UEFA

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - SPORTS -

De­posed Span­ish soc­cer supremo An­gel Maria Vil­lar, who is in cus­tody on cor­rup­tion charges, has re­signed as vice-pres­i­dent of both FIFA and UEFA, the gov­ern­ing bodies an­nounced on Thurs­day.

The 67-year-old’s near three­decade ten­ure as head of the Span­ish fed­er­a­tion ended this week when he was sus­pended fol­low­ing his ar­rest on July 18.

“Mr Vil­lar has stood down from his post as se­nior vi­cepres­i­dent at FIFA,” a spokesper­son for world soc­cer’s rul­ing body told AFP.

UEFA, Euro­pean soc­cer’s gov­ern­ing as­so­ci­a­tion, said Vil­lar’s res­ig­na­tion was ten­dered “with im­me­di­ate ef­fect” on Wed­nes­day af­ter be­ing ac­cepted by its pres­i­dent, Alek­sander Ce­ferin.

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