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Six football officials apprehended in Zurich

GENEVA: Six football officials were arrested in Zurich early Wednesday upon request from US authorities, suspected of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars, Swiss authorities said. “The bribery suspects — representatives of sports media and sports promotion firms — are alleged to have been involved in schemes to make payments to the soccer functionaries, delegates of FIFA… and other functionaries of FIFA sub-organisations — totaling more than $100 million,” the Swiss justice ministry said in a statement. “In return, it is believed that they received media, marketing, and sponsorship rightsRead More