FIFA suspends 11 people over soccer corruption cases

Published May. 27, 2015 3:38 p.m. ET

ZURICH -- FIFA has suspended 11 people, including two of its vice presidents, from all football-related activities following a U.S. criminal investigation into corruption in world soccer.

The vice presidents - Jeffrey Webb of the Cayman Islands and Eugenio Figueredo of Uruguay - were arrested in Zurich early Wednesday after being indicted in the U.S.

FIFA ethics judge Hans-Joachim Eckert says ''the charges are clearly related to football.''

The other people suspended by FIFA's ethics committee including former executive committee members Jack Warner, Nicolas Leoz and Chuck Blazer.

The others are Costa Rican soccer federation president Eduardo Li, Venezuela FA chief Rafael Esquivel, former Brazilian FA chief Jose Maria Marin, Costas Takkas, who works for CONCACAF President Webb, FIFA development officer Julio Rocha and Warner's son Daryll.