Swiss authorities raid FIFA headquarters

FIFA continue to be at the centre of a corruption probe in world football

BY Robbie Dunne 14:16 Friday 3 June 2016, 14:16 3 Jun 2016

Another search of FIFA's headquarters in Zurich has taken place as Swiss authorities continue their investigation into corruption at the highest level of the sport.

Reports broke yesterday that new FIFA president Gianni Infantino could be facing a ban for ordering a council meeting to be deleted. This information was uncovered in secret emails that were found during the raid on Thursday in Switzerland.

The raids are said to be in relation to Sepp Blatter and Jerome Valcke and via a statement released by the Attorney General of Switzerland, they said documents and data were seized. Both Valcke and Blatter were recently banned, for six and 12 years respectively, but the continued raids suggest Swiss authorities are still searching for more information.

The statement released by the Attorney General of Switzerland read: "As part of the ongoing criminal investigations in the FIFA affair, the Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) carried out a search of FIFA's headquarters on June 2, 2016 with the aim of confirming existing findings and obtaining further information.

"Documents and electronic data were seized and will now be examined to determine their relevance to the ongoing proceedings.

"The investigations still relate only to the persons named in earlier statements issued by the OAG and further persons unknown. As proceedings are ongoing, no further information can be given at present."


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