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FIFA World Cup 2018: Fernando Hierro replaces Julen Lopetegui as Spain coach ahead of quadrennial event
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FIFA World Cup 2018: Fernando Hierro replaces Julen Lopetegui as Spain coach ahead of quadrennial event

The 50-year-old Hierro, a former national team player and Real Madrid captain, had been acting as the federation's sports director and was already in Russia with the national team.

Spain coach Julen Lopetegui, Vincente Del Bosque called as witnesses in Angel Maria Villa corruption case
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Spain coach Julen Lopetegui, Vincente Del Bosque called as witnesses in Angel Maria Villa corruption case

The current Spain manager Julen Lopetegui and his predecessor Vicente del Bosque have been summoned as witnesses in a corruption investigation into Angel Maria Villar

FIFA hold talks with Spanish government to avoid potential World Cup ban imposed for interference
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FIFA hold talks with Spanish government to avoid potential World Cup ban imposed for interference

FIFA secretary general Fatma Samoura met with Spanish sports minister Inigo Mendez de Vigo in Madrid, along with CSD president Jose Ramon Lete and interim RFEF chief Juan Luis Larrea.

Suspended Spanish FA president Angel Maria Villar officially resigns from FIFA and UEFA roles
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Suspended Spanish FA president Angel Maria Villar officially resigns from FIFA and UEFA roles

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

Spanish football president Angel Maria Villar suspended, replacement expected to be named on Wednesday
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Spanish football president Angel Maria Villar suspended, replacement expected to be named on Wednesday

Villar, who is also a senior vice president of FIFA, and his son Gorka were detained by police on 18 July in a series of early morning raids on federation headquarters.

Spanish football federation president Angel Maria Villar's 30-year reign ends as wiretaps reveal corruption
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Spanish football federation president Angel Maria Villar's 30-year reign ends as wiretaps reveal corruption

Under Villar's watch Spain became one of the dominant forces in world football, winning two European championships and the 2010 World Cup.

La Liga: Spanish Football Federation to meet to discuss replacement of arrested Angel Maria Villar
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La Liga: Spanish Football Federation to meet to discuss replacement of arrested Angel Maria Villar

The Spanish state is to seek to suspend soccer federation boss Angel Maria Villar, who is under arrest as part of a corruption investigation, a government spokesman said on Friday.

La Liga: Prosecutors demand Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar be jailed
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La Liga: Prosecutors demand Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar be jailed

Prosecutors called on a Madrid judge on Thursday to jail Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar and his son Gorka following their arrest on corruption charges

La Liga: Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar detained for embezzlement
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La Liga: Spanish Football Federation president Angel Maria Villar detained for embezzlement

Spain's Guardia Civil said in a statement that Villar, his son Gorka Villar, and three other soccer officials were detained while raids were carried out at the federation headquarters.

Iker Casillas was perfect with everyone, except me and my staff: Vicente Del Bosque
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Iker Casillas was perfect with everyone, except me and my staff: Vicente Del Bosque

Vicente Del Bosque admitted he sent a personal message to all of the footballers after stepping down as Spain head coach, except goalkeeper Iker Casillas.