Former World Cup winners Spain could be banned from Russia 2018 after FIFA warned against alleged government involvement in their federation.
The world governing body sent the Spanish Football Federation a letter, according to El Pais, explaining that if they push ahead with plans to elect a new RFEF President, they risk being banned.
La Furia Roja could face the same punishment to that of Kuwait, who were charged with the offence of governmental interference with their Federation.
Spain also face the same threat back in 2010 with Sepp Blatter in charge, but there was no evidence of any wrongdoing, Mirror stated.
The former world champions have a strong standing in the game and Marca believe there is enough leeway to avoid a drastic punishment, though failure to modify their stance over a new election could change matters.