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Fifa's Sepp Blatter is victim of conspiracy, says daughter

The daughter of Fifa president Sepp Blatter has claimed her father is a victim of a conspiracy from "behind the scenes".

Blatter - who won a fifth term on Friday - has been under intense pressure to step down since senior Fifa officials were arrested on a string of corruption charges last week.

Meanwhile, Culture Secretary John Whittingdale has told ITV News "there would be no point" in the Football Association boycotting the World Cup unless a large number of countries considered taking the same step.

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Nine Fifa officials indicted amid corruption probe

Nine Fifa officials - including two current vice-presidents - and five sports marketing executives have been indicted for corruption, the US Justice Department has said.

Senior Fifa officials have been charged in relation to a corruption probe. Credit: Reuters

The defendants - including vice-president Jefferey Webb and former vice-president Jack Warner - have been indicted for racketeering, wire fraud and money laundering in connection with an alleged "24-year scheme to enrich themselves through the corruption of international soccer".

Charles "Chuck" Blazer, the ex-Fifa executive and former general secretary of Concacaf, is among four other officials and two "corporate defendants" to already plead guilty to various charges, the department said.

US and South American sports marketing executives are also among those indicted.

They are "alleged to have systematically paid and agreed to pay well over $150 million in bribes and kickbacks to obtain lucrative media and marketing rights to international soccer tournaments".

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