FIFA scandal deepens as Blatter aide linked to payments

Updated: 2015-06-02 09:53


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In Zurich, Enrique Sanz, the general secretary of CONCACAF (the Confederation of North, Central America and the Caribbean Association Football), was suspended and Congolese Football Association (FECAFOOT) officials Jean Guy Blaise Mayolas and Badji Mombo Wantete were provisionally banned by FIFA's ethics committee.

In Paraguay, a judge on Monday ordered house arrest for the former president of South America's soccer federation, Nicolas Leoz, accused of involvement in the scandal.

England called for a boycott but a senior UEFA official cast doubt on an outright move, while Sweden's soccer authorities have not ruled out the possibility of a boycott, Swedish FA chairman Karl-Erik Nilsson told Reuters.

Following Blatter's re-election as FIFA president, the English Football Association's chairman Greg Dyke said his organization would support any boycott led by UEFA, the Union of European Football Associations.

English Football Association board member Heather Rabbatts said she was withdrawing from FIFA's task force against racism and discrimination with immediate effect.

"Like many in the game, I find it unacceptable that so little has been done to reform FIFA," Rabbatts said in a statement.

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