FIFA distances itself from Spain strip poker robbery allegations
FIFA has refused to be drawn on allegations that members of Spain’s Confederations Cup squad were robbed at their team hotel following a game of strip poker.
The Spanish Football Federation has denied that the robbery was linked to a party with women following the victory over Uruguay. It admits six players were robbed but denies allegations that “damage the honour of the players and their family and friends”.
The world governing body would not comment further on the situation.
FIFA’s media relations manager Delia Fischer said: “The Spanish football association has released yesterday a statement which you can follow, what they gave on their side. So from the FIFA side there is no more to add than this is an ongoing police investigation, but the Spanish team has sent out a clear statement.”