The President of the Spanish Football Federation and his son have been held as part of a corruption investigation. Angel Maria Villar Llona was arrested on suspicion of embezzling funds. Mr Villar, a former Spain international footballer, has been president of the association since 1988.
His son Gorka was among a number of other people also arrested during a number of raids in the early hours of today. Spain’s High Court said that one of its investigating magistrates and anti-corruption prosecutors were leading the probe.
Report says the allegations centred on the falsification of documents and misappropriation of funds, all related to the organising of international football matches. There has been no comment yet from Mr Villar or his lawyers.