The head of Spain’s soccer federation, who kissed a player at the awards ceremony for the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand on Tuesday, is expected to step down on Friday.” Luis Rubiales, the president of the Spanish soccer federation, will submit his resignation to the federation on Friday,” AFP and U.S. sports media outlet ESPN reported .Rubiales grabbed Henrique Hermoso’s face with both hands and kissed her during the awards ceremony after the Spanish national team won the 2023 FIFA Women’s World Cup on Tuesday .Hermoso later said she “didn’t feel good” and criticized Rubiales’ behavior as nonconsensual touching that constituted sexual violence. Ermoso’s union, Futpro, also released a statement on Thursday, saying it would “ensure that this behavior is punished” and that “exemplary measures must be adopted to protect female footballers from unacceptable behavior. “While Rubiales apologized, saying he “made a mistake due to the emotions of the moment” and that he “had no bad intentions,” even Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez noted that “an apology from the head of a football association is not enough.” The Spanish women’s soccer league has also called for Rubiales’ disqualification, saying he has “tainted the World Cup victory. “As the situation grew, with human rights organization Amnesty International making a statement and FIFA launching a disciplinary review of Rubiales on the 24th, it seems that Rubiales eventually chose to step down from his position. However, AFP reported that “the Spanish soccer federation did not respond when asked if Rubiales had resigned. “Rubiales, a former soccer player, took over as president of the Spanish federation in May 2018 and fired then-head coach Julen Lopetegui two days before the first group game of the World Cup in Russia in June .He also moved the Spanish Super Cup to Saudi Arabia from 2019, and in addition to the “kissing incident” at the awards ceremony, he also raised eyebrows by making excessive physical contact with players. In the run-up to the Women’s World Cup, the federation has also been criticized for making some controversial decisions, including a “boycott” of the tournament in September last year, when 15 key players expressed their dissatisfaction with the way Jorge Bilda was coaching the team, but the federation ignored them and backed 온라인카지노 Bilda.