Fifa corruption scandal
World Cup sponsors Coca-Cola and McDonald's said Friday that FIFA head Sepp Blatter should step aside immediately to restore confidence in the scandal-plagued body.
In a statement on his official Facebook page, former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner said he was nonplussed by the ban, which came four years after he was removed from office.
The Swiss Justice Ministry on Tuesday approved the extradition to the United States of Costa Rican national Eduardo Li, one of the FIFA officials whose arrest in May ignited an unprecedented crisis in world football.
Switzerland's top prosecutor said Friday that criminal proceedings had been opened against FIFA chief Sepp Blatter, on suspicion that he misappropriated funds and violated his duties as the head of world football's governing body.
Next year's Copa America Centenario remains on course to be held in the United States, regional football officials insisted Thursday, brushing off mounting speculation the scandal-tainted tournament would be staged elsewhere.
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