Meet the FIFA men in the eye of the soccer scandal

May 28, 2015, 08:32 IST | PA Sport

The US Department of Justice indicted nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives for racketeering, conspiracy and corruption; here are the profiles of those people concerned

Jeffrey Webb
Jeffrey WebbThe highest profile of those arrested, Cayman Islander Webb is the current FIFA vice president and executive committee member, CONCACAF president and Cayman Islands Football Association (CIFA) president. Webb was one of several FIFA officials to call for the publication of the Garcia Report into allegations of corruption surrounding Russia and Qatar's bids for the 2018 and 2022 FIFA World Cups. He is also a member of FIFA's Strategic, Finance, Organising World Cup and Emergency Committees.

Eduardo Li
Eduardo LiCurrent FIFA executive committee member-elect, he is the CONCACAF executive committee member and Costa Rican soccer federation (FEDEFUT) president.

Julio Rocha
Current FIFA development officer issued with the task of "working with Member Associations in identifying and implementing future projects within their regions". Rocha is a former Central American Football Union president and Nicaraguan soccer federation (FENIFUT) president.

Eugenio Figueredo
Eugenio FigueredoThe Uruguayan is a current FIFA vice president and executive committee member. He is a former CONMEBOL president and was Uruguayan soccer federation (AUF) president from 1997 until 2006.

Rafael Esquivel
Rafael EsquivelCurrent CONMEBOL executive committee member and Venezuelan soccer federation (FVF) president. He also sits on FIFA's disciplinary committee.

Jose Maria Marin
Jose Maria MarinCurrent member of the FIFA organising committee for the Olympic football tournaments. Marin was Brazilian FA president from 2012 to 2015 and was a former striker for Sao Paulo. Marin caused controversy in 2012 when he was accused of pocketing a medal during a youth football tournament.

Jack Warner
Jack WarnerNot detained by Swiss authorities, Warner is a former FIFA vice president and executive committee member. In 2006, after being instructed to investigate Warner by FIFA, Ernst & Young estimated that Warner's family had made one million dollars from reselling 2006 World Cup tickets, subsequently a fine of around that figure was imposed on Warner.

Nicolas Leoz
Nicolas LeozAnother not detained by Swiss authorities, Paraguayan Leoz is a former sports journalist and was president of CONMEBOL from 1986 until 2013. In May 2011, the then head of the FA, Lord Triesman, accused Leoz of requesting an honorary knighthood in reward for supporting a World Cup bid for England.

Alejandro Burzaco
Burzaco is the controlling principle of Torneos y Competencias SA, a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.

Aaron Davidson
Davidson is president of Traffic Sports USA Inc (Traffic USA).

Hugo and Mariano Jinkis
Controlling principals of Full Play Group SA, a sports marketing business.

Jose Margulies
Margulies is the controlling principle of Valente Corp and Somerton Ltd.

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