Jordan's Prince Ali bin Al Hussein, a candidate to succeed Sepp Blatter as the head of soccer's governing body, said on Wednesday that FIFA needed leadership that could restore the confidence of fans around the world. Prince Ali of Jordan was speaking after top FIFA officials were arrested in Zurich accused of corruption by U.S. authorities and Switzerland opened a criminal investigation into the awarding of the next two Soccer World Cups. "We cannot continue with the crisis in FIFA, a crisis that has been ongoing and is not just relevant to the events of today. FIFA needs leadership that governs, guides and protects our national associations.
London (AFP) - 13:39 GMT - US raid - US federal agents investigating alleged corruption in world football's governing bodies have raided the North and Central American association CONCACAF's headquarters in Miami.