28 August 2023

Official statement from the RFEF Territorial Presidents' Committee

Following the meeting of the Committee of Presidents of the Autonomous and Territorial Federations of the RFEF, we would like to inform both the world of football and wider society of the following unanimous agreements:

- After the recent events and the unacceptable examples of behaviour that have seriously damaged the image of Spanish football, the Territorial Presidents' Committee request that Mr. Luis Rubiales present his resignation as president of the RFEF immediately.

-We would like to enthusiastically congratulate the women's national football team on their World Cup triumph. We value the significance and sporting legacy this success will have for Spanish sport. We would like to express our admiration and gratitude to an outstanding group of players and we extend our congratulations to all those who, over the years, have worked hard to contribute to the growth of women's football.

-We will urge the corresponding bodies to carry out a wholesale, immediate and organic restructuring process of strategic positions in the Federation in order to bring in a new management role in Spanish football.

-Following FIFA’s suspension of Mr. Luis Rubiales, the Federation's internal management protocols  have been implemented as a consequence of said suspension.

-In addition, we have urged president Pedro Rocha to immediately withdraw the previous statement, that we learnt of today, on behalf of the Federation, with FIFA and UEFA.

- The RFEF remains committed to continuing to implement its investment and equality policies for the development of women's football.

- Finally, the Presidents' Committee has given its unanimous backing to Mr. Pedro Rocha to lead us through a new stage where dialogue and reconciliation with all football institutions will be the line followed. We place ourselves at the disposal of the CSD and all the institutions involved to continue developing the 2030 World Cup bid together.