Spanish court fires Villar from Spanish football federation

ABS-CBN Sports on Dec 23, 2017 08:04 AM
Spanish court fires Villar from Spanish football federation
FILE - In this Thursday, Feb. 25, 2016 file photo, Angel Maria Villar Llona chairs a UEFA meeting in Zurich, Switzerland. UEFA said Thursday, July 27, 2017 vice president Angel Maria Villar, in jail in Spain on suspicion of corruption, has resigned. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, file)

MADRID (AP) — The Spanish football federation says Spain's administrative court for sport has fired Angel Maria Villar from its presidency.

Villar had already been suspended from the post after he, his son, and two other football officials were arrested in July on suspicion of improper management, misappropriation of funds, corruption, and falsifying documents.

Villar resigned his vice presidencies of FIFA and UEFA following his arrest. But he tried to stay on as the head of the Spanish federation, a post he held for three decades.

Villar has denied any wrongdoing.

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