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'Nobody is above the law': Spain's Sport Minister comments on Villar's arrest

Spain's Sport Minister speaks out in wake of arrest of football chief.

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'Nobody is above the law': Spain's Sport Minister comments on Villar's arrest

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In the wake of Angel Maria Villar’s arrest, Spain’s Minister of Culture, Sport and Education has insisted that justice will prevail.

The President of the Spanish Football Federation was detained on suspicion of embezzling funds.

Villar, who is also the Senior Vice President of FIFA, has held the top job in national football for 29 years.

“In Spain the laws are enforced, the laws are the same for all, and nobody, nobody is above the law. Everybody must obey the law, everybody. We were talking about Catalonia before, now about football. Everybody must obey the law, everybody is above he law. So, we must fulfill what judges and courts order,” said Sport Minister Íñigo Méndez de Vigo.

Raids resulted in a number of people being taken into police custody, including Villar’s son, Gorka. According to Spanish media, the allegations centre on skimming profits from international football matches and falsifying documents.

The draw for next season’s La Liga season fixtures was postponed by a day following news of the arrests.