FIFA imposed a 90-day suspension on Spanish soccer federation president Luis Rubiales on Saturday.
The FIFA Disciplinary Committee is investigating his conduct during the Women’s World Cup final, after which he kissed player Jenni Hermoso without her consent.
Rubiales refused to resign at an emergency meeting on Friday.
His departure was expected given intense pressure from the Spanish government, players and soccer officials.
He said the kiss on the lips was of mutual intent, describing himself as the victim of a “witch hunt” by “fake feminists”.
Hermoso released two statements — one in her own name, the other through the players’ association — saying Rubiales was lying and felt intimidated.
Clubs Real Madrid and Barcelona, among other organisations, have expressed their support for the 33-year-old.
There is no timeline for an additional FIFA decision.
Rubiales kissed Hermoso without her consent after the Spaniards’ 1-0 win over the English in Sydney, Australia on Sunday.
FIFA disciplinary judge Jorge Palacio ordered Rubiales not to contact, directly or indirectly, Hermoso or people close to her.
The same order also applies to the Spanish soccer federation.
Palacio is a Colombian lawyer. He was a member of the Constitutional Court and has already worked for women’s rights.
Rubiales is also a vice-president of UEFA, who did not comment on the file. He has an annual salary of $270,000.