More FIFA officials arrested as scandal widens

More FIFA officials arrested as scandal widens

ZURICH, Switzerland (AFP) – The unprecedented corruption scandal engulfing FIFA widened Thursday with the arrests of two more top officials in another dramatic dawn raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich.

Swiss authorities again acted on a request from the US justice department, a repeat of the sweeping arrests in May that set off the scandal which has shaken world football’s governing body to its core.

The Swiss justice ministry (FOJ), said the two officials targeted were South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) president Juan Angel Napout, and Alfredo Hawit, head of the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).

Hawit, a Honduran national, and Napout of Paraguay are both opposing extradition to the United States, the FOJ said.

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