FIFA has banned former Spanish football chief Luis Rubiales for three years on Monday, following his forced kiss on World Cup winner Jenni Hermoso's lips.
Rubiales was suspended for 90 days by FIFA following his unwelcome kiss during the medal ceremony after Spain won the Women's World Cup in Sydney in August.
Rubiales will now be barred from all football activities for three years, according to FIFA.
Hermoso stated on social media that the incident left her feeling "vulnerable and like a victim of an assault," and that it was "an impulsive, macho act, out of place, and with no type of consent on my part."
Rubiales, who insisted the kiss was consensual, resigned as head of the council.
“The FIFA disciplinary committee has banned Luis Rubiales, the former president of the Spanish Football Association (RFEF), from all football-related activities at national and international levels for three years,” the Zurich-based organisation said in a statement.
FIFA said Rubiales had been notified of the decision on Monday and had 10 days to request a so-called motivated decision, which if requested, would be published on FIFA’s legal website.
“The decision remains subject to a possible appeal before the FIFA Appeal Committee,” the statement said.
“FIFA reiterates its absolute commitment to respecting and protecting the integrity of all people and ensuring that the basic rules of decent conduct are upheld.”