28 May 2015

World football in turmoil after arrests

From Nine To Noon, 9:07 am on 28 May 2015

Seven of the most powerful figures in global soccer are facing extradition to the United States on corruption charges after separate Swiss and American inquiries into the game's governing body. Fourteen people have been arrested, seven of them in a dawn raid in Zurich, in a case involving complex money laundering schemes. The authorities say the football officials corrupted the game to enrich themselves. Bonita Mersiades is a former Australian football executive turned whistleblower and member of the lobby group New Fifa Now. www.newfifanow.org