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Brazil’s Federal Police to Investigate After FIFA Scandal

By Lisa Flueckiger, Senior Contributing Reporter

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The Polícia Federal (Federal Police) has announced the opening of a investigation into possible ramifications of the corruption scandal at football (soccer) governing body FIFA in Brazil. Brazilian José Maria Marin, the former President of the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF), is one of the functionaries arrested and currently investigated for corruption by the American Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The FBI has opened an inquiry into the process of the election of Russia and Qatar as next hosts for the FIFA World Cup in 2018 and 2022 respectively, as . . .

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