FIFA Officials Arrested

FIFA Officials Arrested (Image 1)

Swiss authorities say six soccer officials  have been arrested and detained pending extradition at the request of U.S. authorities ahead of the FIFA congress in Zurich, Switzerland.

The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said in a statement that American authorities suspect the officials of having received of paid bribes totaling millions of dollars between the early 1990’s and now for soccer tournaments in the U.S. and Latin America.

The officials are in Switzerland for the FIFA congress and presidential election, where Sepp Blatter is widely expected to win a fifth term at the helm of the governing body of world soccer.

According to the FIFA spokesman, Blatter was not among the men arrested.

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