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Luis Rubiales put in jail in corruption investigation

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Former president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) Luis Rubiales was detained on Wednesday as part of a corruption investigation and was released soon after being arrested on arrival in Madrid from the Dominican Republic.

Luis Rubiales has been suspicious of receiving illegal commissions when negotiating a lucrative deal to stage the Spanish Super Cup competition in Saudi Arabia.

This act has made prosecutors seek a two-and-a-half-year jail term, which Rubiales has denied any wrongdoing.

The former president of the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) was taken into a black van with several members of the Civil Guard after stepping off the plane and was released soon after.

Spanish public broadcaster RTVE reports that Mr Rubiales could appear in court on Thursday. He was in the Dominican Republic when police searched his home last month.

They also searched the football federation headquarters and made several arrests.

Luis Rubiales is also separately due to go on trial for sexual assault for kissing the player Jenni Hermoso on the mouth after last summer’s World Cup final.

Ms Hermoso and her teammates said the kiss was unwanted and demeaning. Luis Rubiales was forced to resign but has denied any allegations.

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