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Soccer / FIFA Scandal #1086021

NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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(Studio: Lester Holt) Report introduced.

(Washington: Peter Alexander) The arrest of several FIFA officials in a bribery scandal examined; scenes shown of the arrest site in Switzerland and FBI agents searching the US headquarters in Miami; photos shown of those facing corruption charges, including Chuck Blazer††; details given of questions about the awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and 2022 to Qatar; statement from FIFA president Sepp Blatter† quoted. [Attorney General Loretta LYNCH – says they corrupted the business of worldwide soccer.] [FBI director James COMEY†- says the game was hijacked.] [“Sports Illustrated” Mark MRAVIC†- says it looked just like a Mafia case.] [Men in Blazers host Roger BENNETT†- notes money is the real language they understand.]

Holt, Lester;
Alexander, Peter

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