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Disgraced Spanish football chief to face sexual assault trial


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Spain’s High Court has ruled that former Spanish football federation head Luis Rubiales should face trial for sexual assault after he kissed player Jenni Hermoso last year.

Mr Rubiales held Ms Hermoso’s head and kissed her on the lips after Spain’s historic win in the 2023 Women’s World Cup in footage broadcast to billions of people worldwide.

Amid a significant backlash, he insisted that the kiss had been consensual, which Ms Hermoso denied.

Ms Rubiales and three other senior Spanish football officials will also face trial on charges of coercion relating to allegations that they pressured Ms Hermoso to publicly defend him.

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