Seven FIFA officials were arrested this week and charged with bribery and money laundering. FIFA is football’s world governing party in charge of World Cup Tournaments. These arrests were the result of a long term investigation conducted by Switzerland and the United States into corrupt practices by FIFA. The U.S. investigation has been led by the new U.S. Attorney General, Loretta E. Lynch.
Sepp Blatter, the current president of FIFA who has been president since 1998 has been accused equally of corruption as well as being praised for developing soccer in Africa and increasing representation of African and South American candidates on FIFA’s board. Despite the arrests and the ongoing investigation Sepp Blatter got re-elected on Friday.
On a more positive note FIFA 16, the new game, in a historic move now includes women’s football.