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FIFA corruption scandal

In 2015 football’s governing body FIFA was exposed in a massive corruption scandal. Early in 2015 the FBI brought fraud and money laundering charges against fourteen football officials in connection with its investigation. All in all seven FIFA officials were arrested at the Hotel Baur au Lac in Zürich in May of that year as they were getting ready for the 65th FIFA Congress. The corruption scandal resulted in FIFA president Sepp Blatter stepping down from office despite being re-elected new president