NYON: European football’s governing body UEFA has appointed Albania’s Armand Duka as a vice-president in place of ousted Spanish federation president Luis Rubiales.

The Spaniard reluctantly quit his national and international roles on September 10 after the scandal over his lewd behaviour during the medals presentation at the Women’s World Cup Final last month.

Duka, who chairs the Albanian FA and has been a member of the UEFA executive committee since 2019, was promoted during an exco meeting in Limassol.

Rubiales is serving a provisional 90-day suspension imposed by the ethics committee of world federation FIFA.

He had led the RFEF since May 2018 and was vice-president of UEFA since May 2019. He is being investigated by the National Court for sexual assault on Spanish player Jenni Hermoso and coercion to publicly justify this action.