Swiss arrest football officials

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Published: Wednesday 27th May 2015 by The News Editor

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Six football officials have been arrested and detained in Switzerland pending extradition at the request of US authorities ahead of the Fifa congress in Zurich.

The Swiss Federal Office of Justice said US authorities suspect the officials of receiving or paying bribes totalling millions of dollars.

It said the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York is investigating the six on suspicion of the acceptance of bribes and kickbacks between the early 1990s and now.

Fifa is holding a presidential election in Zurich on Friday with Sepp Blatter widely tipped to stay in the job.

Published: Wednesday 27th May 2015 by The News Editor

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