Corruption at Fifa is alleged to be "rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted", the US Attorney General has said.
Announcing the charges earlier, Loretta Lynch said:
The indictment alleges corruption that is rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted both abroad and here in the United States.
It spans at least two generations of soccer officials who, as alleged, have abused their positions of trust to acquire millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks.
And it has profoundly harmed a multitude of victims, from the youth leagues and developing countries that should benefit from the revenue generated by the commercial rights these organizations hold, to the fans at home and throughout the world whose support for the game makes those rights valuable.
Chief Executive of the Irish Football Association John Delaney has admitted Fifa paid the organisation to avoid a legal case.
FIFA has said that Julio Grondona, who died last year, authorised a $10m payment that is at the heart of the bribery scandal.
Prince William outlined a "huge disconnect between the sense of fair play" and "allegations of corruption" within Fifa.