US and Switzerland Go After FIFA

Now back from a short hiatus and it looks like a lot has happened. The big news of the week is that the US has filed for extradition of a number of FIFA officials and the Swiss are investigating now too. Now that FIFA has also reelected Sepp Blatter in the wake of these arrests, it looks like it could be very bad for the organization. A Swiss investigation potentially means that FIFA and its officials won’t be able to use their ties to Switzerland to avoid punishment (apparently extradition of Swiss citizens from Switzerland can be tricky). Given that FIFA is about as widely hated as the IOC, a lot of people are probably happy about all of this.