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Spanish team pulls out of Chile team event

Madrid -  Spain have withdrawn from the Women's World Amateur Team Golf Championship in Chile this week.

The Spanish Golf Federation (RFEG) cited "political and diplomatic reasons" for the decision.

A Spanish judge has asked Britain to extradite former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet to stand trial for genocide.

An RFEG spokesman said on Wednesday: "The situation at the moment isn't stable, above all for Spaniards...we wanted to prevent any negative response on the part of the Chileans."

The Great Britain and Ireland team pulled out of the event last week