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FIFA now subject to federal probes in US, Switzerland

Walter De Gregorio, FIFA Director of Communications and Public Affairs, addresses the media during a press conference at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Swiss federal prosecutors opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, throwing FIFA deeper into crisis only hours after seven soccer officials were arrested and 14 indicted Wednesday in a separate U.S. corruption probe. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)

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.

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US Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe

NEW YORK (AP) — Excerpts from U.S. Department of Justice statement on FIFA corruption probe:

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Swiss prosecutors: electronic data, documents seized at FIFA’s headquarters in graft probe

ZURICH (AP) — Swiss prosecutors: electronic data, documents seized at FIFA’s headquarters in graft probe.

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Swiss authorities: 6 FIFA officials arrested, suspected of getting, paying millions in bribes

ZURICH (AP) — Swiss authorities: 6 FIFA officials arrested, suspected of getting, paying millions in bribes.

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FIFA VP Webb says don’t risk World Cup for political reasons

In this Monday June 8, 1998 file photo, Switzerland's Sepp Blatter next to a replica of the World Cup trophy, waves after being elected FIFA president, the world's soccer governing body, in Paris. FIFA has been routinely called “scandal-plagued” for much of Sepp Blatter’s 17-year presidential reign. Blatter has never been implicated in personal corruption, though FIFA has often seemed relaxed about wrongdoing linked to senior officials. Blatter is bidding for a fifth term on May 29, 2015.  (AP Photo/Francois Mori, File)

ZURICH (AP) — The future of the $5 billion World Cup has become a key battleground in the pursuit of votes in Friday’s FIFA presidential election.

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