FIFA officials arrested in corruption probe

VICE President of FIFA, Jeffrey Webb, from the Cayman Islands, is amongst those arrested in this morning’s raid at a hotel in Zurich related to a corruption investigation.
The head of the North America, Central America and Caribbean Football Federation (CONCACAF) is also joined by Eduardo Li of Costa Rica, Eugenio Figueredo of Uruguay and the Brazilian deputy FA chief Jose Maria Marin, according to BBC Radio 5 Live. Those arrested are suspected of having accepted bribes, adding up to millions of US dollars.
Arrests were made on behalf of the US Department of Justice in connection with investigations into alleged corruption in football’s international governing body, and the officials are expected to face extradition to the US.
The President of FIFA, Sepp Blatter, is not amongst those arrested in the raid this morning at the Baur au Lac hotel, where FIFA representatives were staying ahead of the federation’s presidential election.
Later on today, the FBI and US Department of Justice will address the world’s media in a press conference.

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