31 May 2015

More FIFA-related indictments coming

8:56 pm on 31 May 2015

United States officials says there will be more legal indictments as their investigation into corruption at FIFA intensifies.

Sepp Blatter reacts after his re-election as president of FIFA in Zurich on 30 May (NZST).

Sepp Blatter reacts after his re-election as president of FIFA in Zurich. Photo: AFP

The news comes just days after Sepp Blatter was re-elected president of world football's governing body.

Seven officials and associates were arrested in Zurich earlier this week, as FIFA gathered for its congress.

Mr Blatter, 79, described the issue as "infractions" involving a marketing company operating in the Americas, reports the BBC.

He is not named in the indictment, and denies having anything to do with an alleged $10 million bribe.

A top US official said more indictments were coming and a fresh round of football officials were expected to be arrested and charged with criminal activity.

Sepp Blatter has so far maintained that he is not implicated by the US investigations, but it is continuing.

One US official telling the New York Times that investigators were simply 'following the money'.

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