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Swiss arrest two more FIFA officials over corruption scandal


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Swiss arrest two more FIFA officials over corruption scandal

Two high ranking FIFA officials have been detained in Switzerland as part of the ongoing corruption inquiry.

According to the New York Times, the pair are CONCACAF president Alfredo Hawit and Juan Angel Napout, CONMEBOL president.

They’re alleged to have taken millions of dollars in bribes for selling marketing rights in connection with football tournaments in Latin America, as well as World Cup qualifying matches.

The pair were arrested after a dawn raid at the Baur au Lac hotel in Zurich, the scene of an similar operation in May on the back of US indictments.

Swiss authorities say the duo are in custody awaiting extradition to the United States and they expect to make up to 16 more arrests later.

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