The Civil Guard confirmed to The Spain Report on Tuesday morning that Ángel María Villar, the Chairman of the Spanish Royal Football Federation—the RFEF, Spain's FA—has been arrested as part of an investigation into "irregularities in the management of the Federation".

Four people were arrested during the operation on Tuesday: Mr Villar, one of his sons, the RFEF's Deputy-Chairman for finance, whom several Spanish media outlets named as Juan Padrón, and Secretary of the Federación Tinerfeña de Fútbol, the Canary Islands' football association.

Mr. Villar is also a FIFA Vice-President. ...