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Valcke cancels Canada trip

2015-06-02 09:07
Jerome Valcke (AFP)

Zurich - FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke has cancelled his trip to Canada for the opening of the Women's World Cup in the wake of an ongoing investigation into soccer corruption.

FIFA spokesperson Delia Fischer said on Monday that "due to the current situation," Valcke will not attend this weekend's opening game "as previously scheduled."

Fischer said "it is important that he attend to matters at FIFA's headquarters in Zurich."

She added that FIFA President Sepp Blatter still intends to travel to the CONCACAF Gold Cup, which is hosted by the United States and Canada in July.

Several high-ranking FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich last week in a US-led probe into corruption.

The women's World Cup starts on Saturday with Canada playing China in Edmonton.

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