FIFA, the governing body of world soccer, provisionally suspend Rubiales for 90 days a day after his speech. Hours after his boss was suspended, De la Fuente issued a statement condemning Rubiales’ behaviour.
Interim federation president Pedro Rocha has said the federation completely backs De la Fuente. Rocha, however, did not give Vilda the same backing. He said on Thursday that Vilda’s future would be decided after a meeting at the federation next week. Most of Vilda’s staff have resigned. While the entire women’s team plus a dozen other players have said they will not play again for Spain as long as Rubiales’ remains in charge, only one male player, Real Betis striker Borja Iglesias, has said he won’t play for his nation again until “things change.”