Sepp Blatter, the longtime president of FIFA, was reelected to a fifth term on Friday, days after the Justice Department charged numerous top officials at soccer's international governing body in a corruption probe...
...Swiss authorities arrested seven FIFA officials on the U.S. charges and are also conducting their own investigation into the decision to award the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
Sens. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) called on FIFA's Congress to elect another president and depose Blatter hours before Wednesday's arrests.
Menendez renewed his call for Blatter to step aside after the indictments were made public and called for FIFA to strip the 2018 World Cup from Russia.
October 16, 2020