UEFA executive committee to meet Wednesday amid FIFA probe: Michel Platini

UEFA chief Michel Platini said Wednesday in Warsaw the European organisation`s executive committee would meet in the afternoon amid corruption allegations against high-ranking FIFA officials.

UEFA executive committee to meet Wednesday amid FIFA probe: Michel Platini

London: UEFA chief Michel Platini said Wednesday in Warsaw the European organisation`s executive committee would meet in the afternoon amid corruption allegations against high-ranking FIFA officials.

"Our executive committee meets this afternoon and tomorrow there is a meeting of all the national associations so there`s nothing else to say until tomorrow morning or this evening," Platini told AFP. 

Europe`s top footballing body said it was "surprised and saddened by the events that occurred this morning in Zurich" in a separate statement.

UEFA also said it was "waiting for more complete information", adding that "other statements will be made at the appropriate time". 

Its executive committee would meet in Warsaw later Wednesday before the Europa League final. 

Swiss authorities on Wednesday said a seventh top football official was arrested following a US request in a corruption probe into the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups to Russia and Qatar and into bribe taking for sports contracts.

FIFA president Sepp Blatter, according to his spokesman, is not involved in the investigations launched into world football`s governing body and a presidential vote will go ahead Friday.
 

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