FIFA appears to be treading in deep water as US authorities have expanded their investigations and expect to file more criminal charges.
Separately, a Swiss investigation is seizing properties in the Alps in connection with corruption claims within FIFA. Switzerland’s Office of the Attorney General (OAG) have stated that these properties may have been used to launder money.
Across the pond, the US have just charged nine soccer officials and five executives with racketeering, money laundering and wire fraud for orchestrating multi-million dollar bribery schemes over 24 years.
FIFA president Sepp Blatter has not been accused of wrongdoing by Swiss or US authorities, but he is being investigated by the FBI. Blatter will step down from his role following the next FIFA president election under the condition they find a suitable successor. Until then, he maintains his power over the FIFA throne.
The US is further investigating this case.