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FIFA: Russian Officials Not Worried About Arrests Of FIFA Members

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 05 / 28 / 15

Russian officials have expressed little worry about the recent arrests of FIFA senior officials on charges of corruption, even though the investigation is also looking into FIFA's awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia. "This isn't our business," Dmitry Peskov, a spokesperson for President Vladimi...

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