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Police are poking around Fifa's headquarters again

‘IT data’ has been seized.

Sepp Blatter
Sepp Blatter
Image: Adam Davy/PA Wire/Press Association Images

THE SWISS ATTORNEY-GENERAL’S office says it has seized more evidence from Fifa headquarters for its investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding contests.

The Swiss federal agency says Fifa handed over seized “IT data” to its officials.

BBC News reports information from president Sepp Blatter’s officer was seized.

The evidence gathering follows two weeks after Fifa’s offices were raided for the investigation.

Switzerland’s Attorney General Michael Lauber opened criminal proceedings “against persons unknown” two weeks ago in a case probing possible criminal mismanagement and money laundering in the World Cup bid contests won by Russia and Qatar.

Fifa filed the criminal complaint last November.

The Swiss agency says Blatter and Secretary General Jerome Valcke are not suspects in the case.

More on this as we get it.

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