The office of the Swiss Attorney General says it has opened criminal proceedings into FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

“The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland has opened criminal proceedings against the President of Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) on suspicion of criminal mismanagement as well as – alternatively – on suspicion of misappropriation,” it said in a statement published on its website on Friday. “The office of the FIFA President has been searched and data seized,” it added.

Blatter announced he would resign from his post earlier this summer but has yet to do so. FIFA was due to hold a press conference on Friday afternoon but it was abruptly canceled. Read more…

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FIFA president Sepp Blatter under criminal investigation in Switzerland