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Seven of the most powerful figures in global soccer faced extradition to the United States on corruption charges after being arrested Wednesday in Switzerland, where authorities also announced a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two World Cups.Swiss police arrested seven FIFA officials who are now awaiting extradition to the United States.Those arrested did not include Sepp Blatter, the Swiss head of FIFA, but included several just below him in the hierarchy of sport's wealthiest body. Of the 14 indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice, seven FIFA officials, including Vice-President Jeffrey Webb, were being held in Zurich. The FIFA officials appeared to have walked into a trap set by U.S. and Swiss authorities.FIFA called the arrests a "difficult moment" but said Blatter would seek a fifth term as FIFA head as planned and the upcoming World Cups would go ahead as intended.
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