Two-time Ballon d’Or winner Alexia Putellas and two other Spain players will testify before a judge over the Women’s World Cup kiss scandal involving Luis Rubiales, a judicial source said Monday.
Putellas, defender Irene Paredes and goalkeeper Misa Rodriguez are all slated to testify on October 2 in the case against Rubiales who is facing sexual assault charges after kissing midfielder Jenni Hermoso on the lips after Spain beat England in the final on August 20.
Rubiales was head of Spain’s RFEF football federation at the time but has since resigned. He made his first appearance in court on September 15.
The former football boss is also facing charges of coercion after Hermoso stated that she “and those close to her had suffered constant ongoing pressure by Luis Rubiales and his professional entourage to justify and condone” his actions.