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A major corruption storm that engulfed FIFA sent shock waves around world football Wednesday and led to calls to suspend a vote on whether its leader Sepp Blatter should get a new term. Swiss police detained seven football officials accused of taking more than $150 million in bribes in a dawn raid on a luxury Zurich hotel. The United States wants the seven extradited to face trial there.
ZURICH (AP) — While accepting the trust of world soccer has to be regained, FIFA President Sepp Blatter responded to the arrest of top officials on Wednesday by insisting it showed his efforts to eradicate corruption were working.