Switzerland: Swiss police arrest two FIFA officials

Zurich, Switzerland (PANA) - Swiss police on Thursday arrested two officials of world football governing body, FIFA, in Zurich.

Their names have not been disclosed but the arrests are in connection with corruption investigations being carried out into FIFA's activities.

A terse statement issued by FIFA and posted on FIFA.com read: "FIFA is aware of the actions taken today by the U.S. Department of Justice. FIFA will continue to cooperate fully with the U.S. investigation as permitted by Swiss law, as well as with the investigation being led by the Swiss Office of the Attorney General. FIFA will have no further comment on today’s developments."

FIFA has been in turmoil over bribery allegations that have seen long-serving president Joseph Sepp Blatter and FIFA vice president Michel Planiti being suspended.

Blatter is accused of making a huge payment to Platini, who is also European football president. Platini had been hoping to replace Blatter as FIFA president.
-0- PANA MA 3Dec2015

03 december 2015 10:12:14

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