Corruption suspect quits FIFA and UEFA
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.