A high court judge also says three men who pressured Jenni Hermoso to absolve Luis Rubiales — by acting together in an attempt "to break the will" of the star forward — could also face charges.
Spain's new women's coach has announced the roster for the team's first matches since their victory at the Women's World Cup. Here's what's happened in the Rubiales case and what to look for next.
The embattled president of Spain's soccer federation has left his job. A furor arose after he kissed a star player on the mouth after the Women's World Cup final.
Spain's soccer federation named Montse Tomé as head coach of the women's national team, the first woman in the role. She was assistant coach to Jorge Vilda, who was dismissed on Tuesday.
Spain's government and FIFA have begun disciplinary proceedings against Luis Rubiales for his non-consensual kiss of player Jenni Hermoso at the tournament final. Rubiales is refusing to resign.
A union speaking for Jenni Hermoso, the player who was kissed, called for "intervention in the face of sexual harassment or abuse." Spain's soccer federation scheduled an emergency meeting on Friday.
A furor erupted after Luis Rubiales kissed player Jennifer Hermoso at a ceremony. "It was an unacceptable gesture and Mr. Rubiales' apologies are not enough," the acting prime minister said.
"Yesterday was the best and the worst day of my life," wrote Carmona, who scored the only goal in Spain's historic win over England.
Call it soccer or football, the Australian women's team is on an unprecedented run in the World Cup.
Quarterfinalists include Japan, Colombia, Australia and five Europe squads. Here are the stars to watch, which won't include England's Lauren James, and storylines to follow as matches begin Thursday.
The quarterfinal bracket is nearly set at the Women's World Cup. England beat Nigeria on penalty kicks after a red card for Lauren James, and two great Australia goals sent Denmark packing.
The Women's World Cup says goodbye to Germany and Brazil and welcome to Morocco and Jamaica. Here are the teams and games to watch as the tournament's knockout stage begins.
"For them, it's just the beginning. For me, it's the end of the line now," said Marta after her team's tie with Jamaica. She holds the record for most World Cup goals scored by a man or woman.
The top-ranked & two-time defending champion U.S. played to a 1-1 draw with the Netherlands. It was the first tie for the U.S. at the Women's World Cup since 2015 and was a rematch of the 2019 final.
Referees have wide discretion to add extra game time due to injuries, substitutions and lengthy celebrations after goals. At this tournament, referees are tacking on a lot more than previous tourneys.