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FIFA President, Gianni Infantino has criminal proceedings launched against him in Switzerland

Prosecutors in Switzerland have launched criminal proceedings against FIFA President, Gianni Infantino to investigate his dealings with Swiss Attorney General Michael Lauber.

This comes a week after Mr. Lauber offered to resign after a court concluded he covered up a meeting with Mr. Infantino and lied to supervisors while his office probed corruption surrounding soccer's governing body.

Switzerland's federal prosecutors on Thursday July 30, said that special prosecutor Stefan Keller, appointed earlier this month to review criminal complaints against the two men and others involved, had found indications of criminal conduct related to the meetings.

Lauber and Infantino both previously denied any wrongdoing in the case.

Infantino joined UEFA in 2000 and became their General Secretary in 2009. In 2016, he became FIFA president after beating favourite Sheikh Salman to replace Sepp Blatter, who was forced to resign from world football's governing body over corruption allegations.

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