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Angel Maria Villar resigns from FIFA and UEFA roles

Angel Maria Villar was arrested in Madrid last week in an investigation into suspected corruption connected to his position as president of the Spanish football federation. He resigned from FIFA and UEFA on Thursday.

football Updated: Jul 27, 2017 17:39 IST
Deposed Spanish football boss Angel Maria Villar, in custody on corruption charges, has resigned as vice-president of both FIFA and UEFA.
Deposed Spanish football boss Angel Maria Villar, in custody on corruption charges, has resigned as vice-president of both FIFA and UEFA.(AFP)

FIFA says senior vice president Angel Maria Villar has resigned following the jailed Spanish soccer leader’s exit from UEFA announced earlier on Thursday.

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Villar leaves international soccer in disgrace after almost three decades and having risen to the No. 2 elected position at FIFA. He was the most senior of eight vice presidents behind FIFA president Gianni Infantino.

Villar was arrested in Madrid last week in an investigation into suspected corruption connected to his position as president of the Spanish football federation.

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His son Gorka Villar, the former director general of South American football body CONMEBOL, was also among the four officials arrested.