Following the news that FIFA are investigating the political interference within the Spanish Football Federation, (RFEF), the acting president, Juan Luis Larrea has made it clear that he was confident that La Roja, winners of the 2010 edition, will not be dumped out of the 2018 World Cup.
The news was rife on Friday that RFEF had been informed that, following a complaint made by suspended former president, Angel Maria Villar, the governing body were investigating the association and there is a serious risk the nation will be banned from FIFA tournaments.
Sports Village Square has gathered from Spanish sports publication, Marca, that the acting president has said: “Nobody is going to throw Spain out of the World Cup,” he explained “That’s impossible, FIFA simply want to know what is happening.”
The Prime Minister of Spain, Mariano Rajoy, was equally as defiant with regards to Spain’s participation in Russia.
“I’m absolutely convinced Spain will go to the World Cup in Russia. Furthermore, I am convinced we will win it. We haven’t received any warnings from FIFA, just a letter explaining that some within FIFA are requesting an investigation.”
In a related development, La Liga president is treating the situation in a less serious manner, comically suggesting that Spain’s traditional day of jokes has come early.
Spain has been threatened with expulsion from FIFA tournaments should any political interference have taken place in the processes of the association.
“Are we already on December 28? This seems like a joke,” he explained in an exclusive interview with Marca, alluding to Spain’s Day of the Holy Innocents. “I don’t think Infantino is capable of doing this. I simply don’t believe it.”
Media reports on Friday have suggested that the RFEF have received a letter of investigation from FIFA which explains that there is the significant possibility of expulsion from the 2018 World Cup. This is said to merely be a formal procedure that takes place with cases of this nature; however the actual act being carried out is far from close.
It’s believed that the bureaucratic process would be extremely difficult to carry out in full before the tournament.