Spanish soccer federation chief Luis Rubiales quit his post on Sunday after three weeks of scandal over allegations he gave an unsolicited kiss to a player on the women's national team as they celebrated their World Cup victory last month.

Rubiales announced his resignation in a statement in which he said his position had become untenable, with the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) later confirming that he sent a resignation letter to acting president Pedro Rocha.

Rubiales kissed Spanish player Jenni Hermoso after the World Cup win in Sydney on Aug. 20, causing outrage among players, government officials and many in wider Spanish society while raising questions over sexism in sports.