Six soccer officials were arrested in Zurich on Wednesday and detained pending extradition to the United States over suspected corruption at soccer’s governing body FIFA, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FCOJ) said in a statement.
The New York Times said they were high-ranking FIFA officials and were in Switzerland for the FIFA Congress where incumbent Sepp Blatter faces a challenge from Jordan’s Prince Ali Bin Al Hussein in a presidential election on Friday.
“The US authorities suspect them of having received bribes totaling in the USD millions,” said the statement.
“The arrest warrants were issued further to a request by the US …Read More
Source:: New Mail