Rubiales row overshadows Champions League draw as mother is hospitalised

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  • Vice-president will not attend draw in Monte Carlo on Friday
  • Rubiales’ mother, Ángeles Béjar, has been on hunger strike

Uefa was struggling to keep the football world’s focus on one of its showpiece occasions, the Champions League draw, on Wednesday night as the scandal surrounding its vice-president Luis Rubiales showed no sign of letting up.

European football royalty will converge on Monte Carlo for an event that traditionally sets the scene for the new campaign, tying in the draw and an awards ceremony for least season’s best players and coaches, but any intrigue over group-stage ties has been superseded by the row around Rubiales.

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Written by Nick Ames in Monte Carlo and Sam Jones in Madrid
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