Zurich - FIFA president Sepp Blatter has met with the heads of FIFA's six
confederations in Zurich on Thursday morning as a vast corruption
scandal continues to engulf world football's governing body, sources
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The president of European governing body UEFA Michel
Platini attended along with the heads and representatives of the Asia
Football Conderation (AFC), CONMEBOL (South America), CAF (Africa), OFC
(Oceania) and CONCACAF (North, Central American and Caribbean).
The subject of the meeting, which comes on the eve of Blatter's election bid for a fifth term in office, was not revealed.
president Jeffrey Webb was not present after the FIFA vice-president
was among those arrested on Wednesday morning by Swiss authorities on
suspicion of alleged corruption going back 25 years.
officials were detained by Swiss police at the request of United States
authorities accused of taking more than $150 million in bribes. The
United States wants the seven extradited to face trial there.
Swiss investigators raided FIFA's headquarters as part of an
investigation into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to
Russia and Qatar.
UEFA have demanded that the FIFA election be
postponed, while CAF are opposed to a postponement of the presidential
election in which 79-year-old Blatter's only challenger will be Jordan's
Prince Ali Bin Hussein, 39.