At the end of October, the International Football Association (FIFA) announced that Luis Rubiales would be suspended for three years from all football activities.

Spain won a historic first Women's World Cup title this summer after defeating England in the final 1-0. But the aftermath was about anything but the sporting success.

At the medal ceremony, Luis Rubiales kissed player Jennifer Hermoso on the mouth. According to Rubiales, it was consensual, something that Hermoso firmly denies.

English top testifies

In a report on what happened at the medal ceremony after the final by the Fifa disciplinary committee, published on Wednesday, English Football Association (FA) president Debbie Hewitt testified that Rubiales also behaved inappropriately towards English players.

Hewitt states that Rubiales "cupped his hands" around England's Laura Coombs' face and "patted her". The FA president also testified that Rubiales "seemingly forcibly" kissed English defender Lucy Bronze "in the face".

"Very badly affected"

In the report, Debbie Hewitt also says that she was "very upset and embarrassed" by the way Rubiales greeted the Spanish players, including patting them on the buttocks.

In the report, FIFA's disciplinary committee writes that Luis Rubiales during the World Cup final on August 20 behaved as if "he was above the law".

"The committee cannot emphasize clearly enough – regardless of the emotional state he was in during and after the match – that (Rubiale's) conduct was inexcusable and unacceptable, especially with his high position within the football ecosystem at the time."

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