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The Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has apologised for the “enormous damage done” in the wake of Luis Rubiales’ kiss, saying his actions do not reflect the federation and they’re “embarrassed” by his actions.

In a statement, they also said changes would be made at the top of the organisation.

The federation said: “Those actions do not reflect at all the values of the whole Spanish society, its institutions, its representatives, its athletes and the leaders of Spanish sport.”

They added: “We are sorry that this incident has disrupted what should have been an ongoing celebration of football both for our national team and that of England’s Lionesses, who were a truly remarkable rival in a thrilling final.”

Mr Rubiales has faced widespread criticism for kissing player Jenni Hermoso on the lips during the awards ceremony after Spain’s 1-0 victory over England in the final on 20 August.

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