Spanish Football Federation raided by police in anti-corruption investigation
By Sky Sports News
Last Updated: 18/07/17 1:39pm
Police are raiding the Spanish Football Federation headquarters in an anti-corruption investigation.
Spain's Guardia Civil said in a statement that SFF president Angel Maria Villar, his son Gorka Villar and three other officials were detained when raids were carried out at the federation headquarters in Madrid.
Villar is also a senior vice president of FIFA and UEFA.
Police said the other three men who were arrested were Juan Padron, federation vice president of economic affairs, and the president and the secretary of the regional federation for Tenerife.
Officers said the five men were arrested on charges of corruption as part of a probe into the finances of the federations.
Spain's minister of education, culture and sport, Inigo Mendez de Vigo, told national television moments after the raids: "In Spain the laws are enforced, the laws are the same for all, and nobody, nobody is above the law."
Uefa said in a statement it "is aware of the reports. We have no comment to make at this time".