Lima - Two Latin American football executives indicted in the new twist in the FIFA corruption scandal have denied any wrongdoing.
They are Ariel Alvarado, a Panamanian who sits on FIFA's disciplinary committee, and Manuel Burga, former president of the Peruvian Football Federation.
They were among 16 men whose indictments were announced Thursday in Washington.
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They are all from the South American Football Federation (CONMEBOL) and the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF).
Alvarado issued a statement saying, "As surprised as I am, with a sense of personal responsibility and as a sports leader ... I must say that I am convinced that each of the charges against me will be cleared up."
Burga for his part told RPP radio, "I want to make this clear. I have not taken any bribes. I am not corrupt."