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With FIFA Scandal, Switzerland Raises Its Profile on the World Stage

With FIFA Scandal, Switzerland Raises Its Profile on the World Stage

The long arm of American justice had already been shaking up Switzerland, a country with a vaunted culture of secrecy. The arrests of several officials of FIFA, soccer's governing body, in a highly coordinated operation during which plainclothes Swiss officers raided a five-star hotel overlooking Lake Zurich, have a firm legal basis in both countries.