Villar resigns from FIFA, UEFA position

Suspended Spanish FA president Angel Maria Villar has resigned his positions in FIFA and UEFA following his arrest on corruption charges.

European football’s governing body released a statement on Thursday to confirm the 67-year-old had offered his resignation “as vice-president of Uefa and member of the Uefa executive committee with immediate effect.

“In view of the ongoing court proceedings in Spain, we have no further comments to make on this matter.”

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin – who beat Villar’s challenge to the post last year – accepted the Spaniard’s offer of resignation and “thanked him for his many years of service to European football”.

Villar has also stepped down as the senior vice-president of FIFA – along with his son Gorka and two others, he was arrested last week on allegations of collusion, embezzlement and falsifying documents.

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