FIFA Officials Arrested For Corruption, Indicted By U.S. DOJ
The U.S. Department of Justice indicted 14 officials with ties to international soccer, including FIFA officials, on a slew of charges.By Sebastian Martinez | May 27, 2015
For a country that doesn't care all that much about soccer, outside of the World Cup, the U.S. just dropped a bomb on the sport's governing bodies.
The Department of Justice announced Wednesday morning it had indicted nine officials from FIFA, which most prominently runs the World Cup, as well as five other corporate executives with ties to the game. (Video via CBS)
Swiss authorities arrested seven of the indicted in Zurich, to be extradited, including the current president of The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), a FIFA-affiliated conference that includes the U.S. (Video via RT)