FIFA’s Zurich offices have been raided by Swiss police.
BBC Sport are reporting that documents and data were taken from the headquarters in yet another embarrassing twist in the corruption scandal which has engulfed world football’s governing body.
It comes on the day that the organisation were forced to deny that President Gianni Infantino, who replaced Sepp Blatter after he was suspended from all football activity, was under investigation.
Claims that Infantino was being looked into for a possible ‘ethics violation’ were dismissed by FIFA.
German publication Die Welt had suggested that Infantino had asked for the minutes of a meeting to be destroyed.
There has not yet been any suggestion that the scandal has anything to do with today’s raiding of the offices, but Infantino is already under serious pressure, and this will be another severe blow.
FIFA had no doubt been hoping that Blatter’s removal would bring the end of the corruption allegations, but it now seems that Swiss authorities are as hot on their trail as ever.