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Luis Rubiales continues with out resigning and the actions undertaken up to now by Pedro Rocha, the interim president of the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) appointed by the similar Granada chief, don’t level to a departure from the earlier administration. Promoting the motion of no confidence after the joint request for resignation by Rocha and the presidents of the territorial models is the most reasonable step if Rubiales continues to be locked in not submitting his voluntary resignation.

Rocha traveled to Monaco this Thursday to attend the draw for the Champions League. His reply was empty when he was requested what he and his barons will do if Rubiales —in the highlight since he kissed the soccer participant Jenni Hermoso with out consent at the World Cup celebrations— doesn’t concentrate to the joint request for resignation What did they do final Monday? “Work, work and work. That’s where everything comes from. We have sailed against the wind many times and now it’s time again. National football is very proud of what is being done”, said the leader from Extremadura. The word motion of censure did not come out of his mouth.

Rocha and all the barons knew in advance that the Granada president would not resign despite being unanimously asked to do so. “He will not do it,” says one of them, who says he is willing to put up a fight for the motion of no confidence if Rubiales continues to be determined not to resign.

The most obvious gesture in the eyes of the Government that the federation is no longer in the hands of Rubiales would be the motion of censure. This step would definitively unseat him from the easy chair to which he clings, but his shadow is long. The federation leaked yesterday that it is not possible to promote the motion of no confidence because the ministerial order that regulates electoral processes in sports federations prevents it. This, at least, is interpretable. Point 19 of the aforementioned order states: “It is probably not offered throughout the first six months of the mandate, nor when between six months and one yr stay till the date from which the election will be known as, a circumstance to be decided by the federative norms”.

Rubiales was re-elected on September 21, 2020, however the norm says that it doesn’t have to be honest 4 years after the time period has expired. In addition, since 2024 is the Olympic yr, the laws additionally dictate that the electoral course of begins after the Games as a result of the Spanish males’s group has certified. On the dates through which we’re, there could be time till the first third of October to activate the motion of no confidence. If it goes forward, and making an allowance for that the electoral course of lasts a most of three months —it consists of the election of the meeting that votes for the president— the federation might completely maintain the elections between December 15 and 31, 2024 as a restrict.

For the norm that claims that with a group labeled for the Games, the elections have to be known as from the second semester, there may be an exception. The federation can ship a reasoned letter to the CSD through which the causes for requesting the electoral advance are alleged. If Rocha ordered this request, certainly, by legislation the motion couldn’t be promoted, which might favor Rubiales’ curiosity in remaining in workplace till FIFA points its ultimate sanction in the coming weeks. That of the Administrative Court of Sport, if it lastly opens a file on Rubiales for a really critical offense, could be delayed in time.

Suspicions that Rocha follows Rubiales’ pointers as a result of he appointed him as interim successor enhance day by day. Asked yesterday about this, he was extra resounding in his response than with the motion of censure. “I am from the Royal Spanish Football Federation, from no one else.” He was additionally forceful to deny that he’s involved with Rubiales and to affirm the absolute coach Luis de la Fuente. This is very questioned socially as a result of in the meeting they stood up to applaud Rubiales as quickly as he stated that “the false feminism that exists in Spain is a scourge.”

The vagueness in Rocha’s responses reappeared with two different delicate points. The first when he was questioned about the alleged leak from the federation of the video through which Jenni Hermoso and her companions throughout the flight again to Spain, nonetheless in the midst of the euphoria over the conquered world championship, joke about the kiss of Rubiales. “I only talked about soccer,” she remarked. On the continuity of the normal secretary Andreu Camps, who in his eagerness to preserve the rubilism On Friday he despatched a letter to UEFA to intimidate the Government with the exclusion of Spanish golf equipment and the choice from worldwide competitions, Rocha outlined one other superfluous reply. “First you have to position yourself. The institution needs a lot of work. We have to analyze the points on which we have to work. And until we have them well analyzed, we cannot say anything at all, ”he dispatched.

Camps, large phrases

Federal sources guarantee that it’s not straightforward to do with out Camps as a result of he is aware of effectively the ins and outs of the day by day operation of the home they usually reward his capability to work. Among some barons, there are additionally difficulties in terminating the business relationship with the exterior authorized adviser Tomás González Cueto, who invoices lots of of 1000’s of euros a yr to the federation. “He has become a millionaire,” says a federal worker. Other sources, additionally based mostly in the Ciudad del Fútbol de Las Rozas, converse of the opposition to firing Camps and allotting with González Cueto as a result of they’ve rather a lot of details about the 5 barons investigated in the framework of Operation Soule that ended the everlasting mandate by Angel Maria Villar. Jacinto Alonso (Rioja), José Miguel Monje (Murcia), José Ángel Peláez (Cantabria), Antonio García Gaona (Ceuta) and Diego Martínez (Melilla) are nonetheless in the trigger. The 5 supported in 2018 the first election of Rubiales as president of the federation. So did Rocha, who factors to straightforward targets reminiscent of Jorge Vilda or the president of the Technical Committee of Referees, Medina Cantalejo, to present the Government that it distances itself from Rubiales. Camps and González Cueto are large phrases for Rocha.

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