Swiss prosecutors decline to name FIFA executive committee members summoned for questioning

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has refrained from commenting on reports indicating that it plans to summon a number of members of the executive committee of association football's international governing body, FIFA, among them Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko.

The Office of the Attorney General of Switzerland (OAG) has refrained from commenting on reports indicating that it plans to summon a number of members of the executive committee of association football's international governing body, FIFA, among them Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko.

Contacted by Interfax for comment on the matter, an OAG spokesperson said that all information is available on the office's website and that the office could not make public the names of the 10 people to be summoned for questioning, nor could it say whether these people have been notified.

The Guardian reported earlier on Wednesday that Mutko was among the 10 members of the FIFA executive committee to be questioned in Switzerland over the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids.

According to the Guardian, the individuals in question also include Issa Hayatou (president of the Confederation of African Football), Angel Maria Villar Llona (Spain), Michel D'Hooghe (Belgium), Senes Erzik (Turkey), Worawi Makudi (Thailand), Marios Lefkaritis (Cyprus), Jacques Anouma (Ivory Coast), Rafael Salguero (Guatemala), and Hany Abo Rida (Egypt).

 

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