Rubiales returns with profound changes in the Federation

Luis Rubiales will be re-elected this Monday as president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for the next four years, which will give him guarantees to be in charge of the organization both in the next Eurocup and in the Qatar World Cup. Recovering the place lost by Spain in the Euro in France (2016) and in the World Cup in Russia (2018) is his great sporting goal. But in addition, the president returns with a strategic plan that includes profound changes in all the governing bodies of the RFEF, from the Board of Directors to its own Cabinet.

There will be clubs that will leave the Board of Directors of the Federation and that will give way to new representatives. Changes have also been foreseen in some of the Federation Committees, which will reinforce their legal area in the face of the avalanche of conflicts with LaLiga. The relays will reach even the people closest to Rubiales, who has not shaken his hand to put order in the House. The president will be re-elected by acclamation when no other candidate is presented. The most powerful, Iker Casillas, announced his resignation this summer, as anticipated by this newspaper.

The RFEF Assembly It will meet this Monday in Madrid in person, although only 140 assembly members will be allowed access to the Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas and the federative personnel indispensable for the organization of the conclave. All this, in addition, under strict sanitary control that included the use of a mask, the maintenance of an interpersonal distance of two meters, the control of the temperature on arrival or the cleaning of hands with disinfectant gel. The RFEF also asks the assembly members “to follow the instructions of the federation employees” or “not to come with symptoms or having been in contact with a person who has tested positive for COVID-19.” The Assembly will have to be followed by the press through the RFEF communication channels, since the pandemic prevents opening the doors of the Ciudad del Fútbol.