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The Royal Spanish football Federation (RFEF) received an official letter from FIFA warning related to state intervention in the Affairs of the RFEF, according to El País. According to the document, Spain’s membership of FIFA may be suspended. In this case, the national team will not be able to play in the 2018 world Cup in Russia.
In summer, the RFEF President, resigned his post because of corruption charges. His duties shall be performed by Juan Luis Larrea. FIFA suspects that the Executive power exerts pressure on the RFEF on the eve of the election of a new leader. This is contrary to the 13th article of the FIFA statutes that do not allow state intervention in the Affairs of national federations.
Spain world champion 2010 and European champion in 1964, 2008 and 2012 For the 2018 world Cup, the team reached and won the group, which also played Italy, Albania, Israel, Macedonia and Liechtenstein . The results of the draw of the final tournament Spain were in group B together with teams of Portugal, Morocco and Iran.