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Disgraced ex-Spanish FA president DETAINED

Former Spanish FA boss Luis Rubiales – who was at the heart of Spain’s ‘Kissgate’ scandal’ – was detained by authorities this morning

Disgraced ex-Spanish FA president DETAINED
Disgraced ex-Spanish FA president DETAINED

Detectives were waiting for him as he stepped off an Air Europa flight from the Dominican Republic which landed at Madrid’s Barajas Airport just after 10.30am local time.

Luis Rubiales was placed in the custody of the Civil Guard as soon as he got off the plane and was escorted into a police van and taken to their headquarters in Tres Cantos.

Speculation rose overnight whether the 46-year-old father-of-three would be arrested and brought out of the arrivals area in handcuffs to be met by an army of journalists and photographers waiting for him.

However, footage emerged on social media that showed the former Spanish chief entering a blacked out van with two Civil Guards before leaving the airport.

He is set to be taken to a police station where he is expected to be formally read his rights and handed a court summons as part of an ongoing corruption probe linked to his time as head of the Spanish FA and focusing on business deals thought to include one to hold the Spanish Super Cup in Saudi Arabia.

A judge is expected to question him in a closed court hearing in the coming days before being released on bail pending an ongoing probe.

The investigation, led by a judge based in Majadahonda on the outskirts of Madrid, is unrelated to the separate ‘Kissgate’ probe.

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