Senior FIFA VP Villar resigns amid another corruption case

Published 4:26 a.m. ET July 27, 2017 | Updated 7:14 a.m. ET July 27, 2017

GENEVA (AP) — The corruption crisis in world soccer has removed another top FIFA official.

Jailed in Spain on suspicion of financial wrongdoing as head of the Spanish football federation, Angel Maria Villar has resigned his top positions at FIFA and European governing body UEFA.

FIFA confirmed Thursday that Villar resigned as its senior vice president. That followed UEFA’s announcement he had left its executive committee after 25 years. He was suspended as Spanish federation president on Tuesday amid a criminal investigation into allegations of corruption.

Villar exits international soccer in disgrace after rising to the No. 2 elected position at FIFA, as the senior…

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