Swiss police have arrested a number of executives from football world governing body Fifa over US corruption charges, officials have told the BBC. Police conducted the operation at a hotel in Zurich early on Wednesday.
Police arrested FIFA’s top manager during their meeting in Zurich, they are charged of money laundering, racketeering and wire fraud over the last 20 years.
All Fifa members are gathering in Zurich for their annual meeting on Friday, where incumbent President Sepp Blatter is seeking a fifth term.
Up to six Fifa officials are reported to have been arrested. They have not been named. According to the New York Times, they will be extradited to the US.