Scandal Unveiled: Spanish Police Raid Football Federation HQ in Corruption Probe

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Spanish police have conducted searches at the headquarters of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) in Madrid as part of an alleged corruption investigation, according to statements from the prosecutor’s office.

The investigation focuses on suspected irregular contracts spanning the past five years.

Reports indicate that arrests have been made in connection with the investigation, including at the Granada Football Federation, which may be linked to the events in Madrid.

Luis Rubiales, the former president of the RFEF, currently resides in Granada, suggesting a potential connection. The operation extends across Spain, with searches and arrests underway in various locations.

The court leading the investigation previously looked into the awarding of the Spanish Super Cup to Saudi Arabia, involving Rubiales and former FC Barcelona player Gerard Pique.

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Multiple public and private entities are expected to be involved in the operation, with reports suggesting over a dozen searches and several arrests. The investigation reportedly involves alleged crimes related to corruption, unfair administration, and money laundering.

Further updates from sources indicate ongoing searches, including at Rubiales’ residence in Granada, where authorities are seeking documents and contracts relevant to the inquiry.

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