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Spain has racism problem, football federation chief says



2030 World Cup bid - Portugal, Spain and Ukraine Press Conference - UEFA headquarters, Nyon, Switzerland - October 5, 2022 Spanish football Federation president Luis Rubiales during the press conference REUTERS/Denis Balibouse/File Photo

Spain has a problem with racism, head of the national football federation RFEF Luis Rubiales said on Monday, in reference to the racist chants hurled at Real Madrid’s Vinicius Jr during Sunday’s match at Valencia’s Mestalla stadium.


Kunle Solaja is the author of landmark books on sports and journalism as well as being a multiple award-winning journalist and editor of long standing. He is easily Nigeria’s foremost soccer diarist and Africa's most capped FIFA World Cup journalist, having attended all FIFA World Cup finals from Italia ’90 to Qatar 2022. He was honoured at the Qatar 2022 World Cup by FIFA and AIPS.

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