Spain participation in FIFA 2018 under threat

 SMTV Desk 2017-12-16 01:11:57   Spain, enter, 2018, FIFA, worldcup, RFEF
Spain participation in FIFA 2018 under threat

Madrid, Dec 15: Spain s participation at the 2018 World Cup in Russia could be under threat after FIFA raised concerns about political interference within the Spanish football federation (RFEF).Soccer s governing body has warned the RFEF that the Spanish government s involvement in the election for the football federation s new president could lead to them being expelled from next year s World Cup.The RFEF is led by Juan Luis Larrea on an interim basis after former president Angel Maria Villar was forced to step down on corruption charges."We can confirm that FIFA recently sent a letter to the RFEF showing its concern with the situation the federation is in and reminding it that... all member associations should manage their affairs independently," FIFA said in a statement on Friday."All associations must be assured that there is no outside interference from third parties in its internal affairs. FIFA is in contact with the RFEF and in the next few weeks a delegation of FIFA and UEFA members will travel to Madrid to analyse the situation the RFEF is in."