Posts Tagged Criminal investigations

Switzerland: US seeks extradition of 7 FIFA officials

In this May 27, 2015, file photo, two persons are reflected in the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland. The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested as part of a corruption probe in Zurich in May, Swiss officials said Thursday, July 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Probst, File0

GENEVA (AP) — The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer’s world governing body.

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Blatter not traveling to Women’s World Cup final in Canada

In this Friday, Feb. 27, 2015 file photo, President of FIFA Sepp Blatter arrives at the Culloden Hotel, Belfast, Northern Ireland.  FIFA says President Sepp Blatter will not go to Canada for Sunday's Women's World Cup final, amid criminal investigations into soccer's governing body. Secretary General Jerome Valcke will also be absent from the biggest event in women's soccer, it was reported on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. (AP Photo/Peter Morrison, File)

MONTREAL (AP) — FIFA President Sepp Blatter will skip the Women’s World Cup final in Canada, avoiding a visit to North America at a time when U.S. officials are pursuing a criminal investigation into the soccer’s ruling body.

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