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The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) and the home of its former president Luis Rubiales have been raided in a case of alleged corruption.

The Guardia Civil carried out several searches, including one at the headquarters of the Spanish Football Federation and another at the Granada home of the soccer body’s former president, Luis Rubiales. The 46-year-old is reportedly no longer leaving the Dominican Republic, where he has been staying for over a month.

According to the Spanish press, the investigation concerns the contract to organize the Spanish Supercup between the RFEF and Saudi Arabia, where the soccer competition has been played since 2020. Former Barcelona player Gerard Piqué’s company Kosmos acted as an intermediary between the federation and the Saudi kingdom, which pays 40 million euros a year to host the event.

Judicial sources told AFP that the raid on the Spanish FA’s headquarters was linked to an investigation into “alleged criminal acts of corruption and money laundering.” In total, the raids took place at 11 different locations, including Seville’s La Cartuja stadium, where the King’s Cup final is due to be held on April 6.

“The RFEF has today offered its full cooperation to the forces of law and order, as well as to the judiciary, following the search of its headquarters, and has opted for absolute transparency of the institution that manages soccer in Spain. In this sense, it considers that the current investigation must be brought to a conclusion, RFEF reacted in a press release.

The investigation follows audio recordings of conversations between Luis Rubiales—already implicated in a sexual assault case—and Piqué that leaked in 2022. These mentioned commissions are worth several million dollars.

This post is originally from L’Équipe