FIFA, football’s world governing body, is having a rough few days. On May 27th Swiss police, at the behest of American prosecutors, arrested seven FIFA officials in Zurich on suspicion of receiving bribes totalling more than $100m. Two other former officials and five businessmen are also being charged by the Department of Justice on similar allegations, some relating to behaviour which dates back almost 25 years. The upheaval comes two days before a vote to elect the Zurich-based organisation’s president. The incumbent, Sepp Blatter, who is expected to win a fifth term despite the legal troubles, has called an emergency meeting to discuss the organisation’s future.
Via - Economist