RFEF to proceed with elections after new court ruling
The RFEF, the Spanish soccer federation, has set new dates for its elections after a court ruling in its favour.
The Superior Court of Justice of Madrid (TSJM) yesterday suspended a resolution of the Administrative Court of Sport (TAD), which had prevented the RFEF from staging elections, including that for the presidency, on 17 August.
In late-June, the TAD had asserted that because that date fell before the end of the official state of alarm in Spain, in place because of the coronavirus pandemic, no corporate elections were permitted.
However, on the back of Thursday’s ruling, the RFEF plans to stage elections for the general assembly on 24 August and for the presidency on 21 September.
Luis Rubiales, who was elected head of the RFEF, in 2018, is set to stand unopposed for a new four-year term.
This is after Iker Casillas, the former captain of the Spanish national team, withdrew from the process in June.