Blatter Engulfed by FIFA Crisis After Swiss Open Criminal Probe

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  • President accused of paying bribe to heir apparent Platini
  • Probe of leaders puts world soccer's transition in disarray

FIFA President Sepp Blatter.

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authorities opened a criminal investigation against FIFA chief Joseph “Sepp” Blatter as a widening bribery scandal engulfed the man long seen as world soccer’s unassailable kingmaker.

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