ZURICH (AP) — Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested Wednesday pending extradition to the U.S. in a separate probe of “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption.
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ZURICH (AP) — 2:40 p.m. (1240 GMT, 8:40 a.m. EDT)
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA’s reputation for corruption has reignited spectacularly two days before a presidential election expected to give Sepp Blatter four more years at the head of world soccer.
ZURICH (AP) — FIFA says it welcomes the indictment of several key officials and the criminal proceedings into World Cup voting because it shows corruption is being eradicated from world soccer.
NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from U.S. Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe: