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    FIFA Officials Arrested Over ’Corruption’

    They’ve been red-carded. Swiss authorities apprehended several officials from international soccer’s governing body early today, politely escorting them from their hotel to be extradited to the U.S. on federal corruption charges. Feds say up to 14 suspects have been involved in “institutionalized” wrongdoing linked to World Cup bids, with charges including racketeering and money laundering. Legal wrangling could further weaken the scandal-dogged organization and threaten its longtime president, Sepp Blatter, who’s expected to be elected to a fifth term on Friday, despite some calling for his resignation.

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