The government have ordered the RFEF and other non-Olympic federations to hold presidential elections before the Beijing Games, a ruling FIFA president Sepp Blatter said could lead to serious consequences.
In an interview on Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, Zapatero, who is running for re-election when Spaniards go to the polls on Sunday, said he could not envisage a scenario whereby Spain are excluded from Euro 2008, but at the same time the law must be obeyed. "It is a rule that falls under 1990 legislation and, like all laws, it will be obeyed," he said.
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