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Swiss police reportedly seize FIFA data related to World Cup bids

Swiss police reportedly seize FIFA data related to World Cup bids

FIFA handed over technical data to Swiss authorities investigating the bidding processes behind the 2018 and 2022 World Cups, multiple sources reported. According to the Associated Press, FIFA complied Wednesday to a request by the Swiss attorney general's office, or OAG, for technology data related to the bids. In a statement provided to news organizations, the Swiss attorney general's office confirmed the data seizure: "FIFA handed over today seized IT data to the OAG.... The OAG has opened criminal proceedings against persons unknown." The BBC reported data was taken from the offices of FIFA President Sepp Blatter and Secretary General...

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