Rapinoe: Rubiales kiss highlights misogyny and sexism in Spanish FA

Megan Rapinoe says the actions of Spain's football federation president Luis Rubiales towards Jenni Hermoso at Sunday's World Cup final highlight the level of "misogyny and sexism" within the organisation.

Rubiales issued an apology on Monday for kissing Spain midfielder Hermoso on the lips during the trophy presentation ceremony, something Team USA star Rapinoe described as a "physical assault", and was also pictured grabbing his crotch in celebration of his country's win over England in Sydney.

He is still facing calls to resign, with Spain's prime minister Pedro Sanchez describing the apology as "insufficient".

The Spanish federation (RFEF) announced on Tuesday night it had called an extraordinary meeting of its general assembly for Friday, and that "internal proceedings" were open in relation to integrity issues arising from the trophy ceremony.

Rapinoe, who featured in the World Cup for the United States, told American magazine The Atlantic: "There was another picture that signals such a deep level of misogyny and sexism in that federation and in that man (Rubiales) at the final whistle, just grabbing his crotch.

"What kind of upside-down world are we in? On the biggest stage, where you should be celebrating, Jenni has to be physically assaulted by this guy."