Fifa corruption charges: senior officials arrested amid World Cup voting inquiry

Fifa corruption charges: senior officials arrested amid World Cup voting inquiry

Blatter_Sepp_667008284Fifa’s spokesperson says world football’s governing body will respond to all requests for information, and draws attention to the attorney general’s line that “Fifa is the damaged party” in the World Cup investigation. Walter de Gregorio repeats that Fifa’s general secretary Jérôme Valcke and president Sepp Blatter are not involved.

“Fifa are suffering in these circumstances. It is a difficult moment for us.”

Latest updates as senior Fifa officials face extradition from Switzerland to the US on federal corruption charges, while Swiss authorities launch criminal proceedings related to the award of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups

Fifa’s press conference in Zurich – which was due at 10am – was delayed by ten minutes. Spokesperson Walter de Gregorio will face questions over the multiple arrests in two different criminal investigations, and over the status of Friday’s presidential election, amid reports that Sepp Blatter is now lobbying for a postponement.

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