Two Fifa officials arrested

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In an astonishing dawn raid, two Fifa officials were arrested at a Swiss hotel on the suspicion of accepting multi-million dollar bribes.

The police swooped on Zurich’s luxury Baur au Lac Hotel where a number of Fifa officials were arrested in May.

“Fifa became aware of the actions taken today by the US Department of Justice,” football’s world governing body said.

“Fifa will continue to co-operate fully with the US investigation as permitted by Swiss law,” they added.

Representatives from the Swiss Federal Office announced that if the two people are proven guilty of profiting from selling marketing rights in connection with Latin America, it would even interfere with cup qualifying matches.

But this has happened before when seven Fifa officials were arrested in the same hotel in May last year. There appears therefore a need for some deep-rooted reforms.

The two involved are 64-year-old Hawit, president of the North, Central America and also Caribbean football!!! The other Fifa official is 57-year-old Napout, who oversees football in the South American Confederation.

Fifa’s reform committee chairman, Francois Carrard, said at a news conference in Zurich the arrests were “a very important step” as part of changes “so Fifa can renew itself”.

Many will agree that, for the sake of the game’s integrity, Fifa workers need to stop getting into terrible mischief.


Josh, Year 6

Heighington Millfield Primary Academy

One Response to Two Fifa officials arrested

  1. Dylan White January 9, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Great article Josh! I personally believed that they should have been punished a long time ago!

    I have been looking through yours and Fran’s articles, and can tell you two are going to be great journalists, the longer you spend with Bill!