- Prosecutors allege officials were part of a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves
- Arrests in Zurich by Swiss police conducted at request of U.S. Justice Department
- Expands U.S. probe into football's world governing body
(CNN)Federal prosecutors in the United States on Thursday announced criminal charges against 16 FIFA officials, alleging they were part of a 24-year scheme to enrich themselves while overseeing the world governing body of soccer.
Arrests in Zurich requested by U.S.
FIFA congress will vote on the proposals put forward by the reform committee on February 26 -- here's a brief overview.
FIFA president and members of FIFA council can only serve a maximum of three terms of four years.
Separation of political and management functions:
The FIFA executive committee will be replaced by the FIFA council. It will be responsible for the strategy and direction of the organization. The general secretariat will be in charge of operational and commercial sectors.
Increase in the role of women in football governance with a minimum of one female representative per confederation on FIFA council.
Independent review committee to carry out compulsory integrity checks for all members of FIFA's standing committees.