FIFA in chaos!
Fifa has handed over computer data to the Swiss authorities investigating the World Cup votes for 2018 and 2022.
Legendary Brazilian footballer Zico has expressed his disappointment over the corruption scandal engulfing FIFA, the sport's governing body, and insisted that he wants to stand for the presidency of that organisation.
Swiss authorities are examining the 2010 FIFA vote that awarded the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar. "FIFA today provided, as planned, data requested by the attorney general," said a spokesman for the global body.
The documents were seized from the offices of Blatter, FIFA general secretary Jerome Valcke and chief financial officer Markus Kattner. Swiss prosecutors refused to reveal the identity of the individuals involved.
FIFA has been thrown into chaos by the Swiss inquiry and a parallel investigation by the FBI into corruption by football officials which led to seven FIFA officials being arrested at a Zurich hotel last month.
Valcke said Russia had won the right to host the 2018 finals ‘honestly’ and "one must be crazy to say that all hosting rights were bought."