Several FIFA officials were arrested in Switzerland and could face extradition to the US on federal corruption charges

Several FIFA officials were arrested in Switzerland and could face extradition to the US on federal corruption charges

Sputnik


The United States is attempting to stop the reelection of FIFA head Joseph Blatter as the president of the association which is a crude breach in the principles in the functioning of international organizations, Russian President Vladimir Putin told journalists Thursday...

...Following the announcements, US Sen. Bob Menendez said that the indictment of FIFA officials shows that a new president is needed for the federation, adding that he has "long been concerned about FIFA’s selection of Russia" for the 2018 World Cup.

This is not the first time Menendez called on the FIFA congress to reconsider reelecting Blatter. Menendez and Sen. John McCain asked the football governing body in a statement Tuesday to elect a president who would strip Russia of 2018 World Cup.

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