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All SWCs must be probed - Brazil president

28 May 2015, 09:20

Mexico City - Brazilian president Dilma Rousseff has called for all World Cups and football activities to be investigated after US and Swiss authorities revealed corruption probes against FIFA officials on Wednesday.

"I think that any investigation on this question is very important," Rousseff, whose country hosted last year's tournament, told reporters during a trip to Mexico City.

"I think that it will allow a better professionalization of football. I don't see how this can harm Brazilian football. It can only benefit Brazil," she said.

Also Read: Major sponsors tell FIFA: Clean yourself up

"I think that if it has to be investigated, investigate all cups, all activities," she said.

Rousseff said that under Brazilian law, her country's authorities would have the power to investigate how public money was spent during the World Cup.

The US Justice Department announced charges against nine present or former FIFA officials, including Brazil's Jose Maria Marin, current member FIFA's organizing committee for the Olympic football tournaments.

He was among seven people arrested in Zurich on Wednesday.



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