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Story highlights

FIFA president says he welcomes probes, takes credit for setting Swiss probe in motion

FIFA bans 11 individuals from soccer-related activities, including those who are arrested

A 47-count indictment alleges FIFA officials took $150 million-plus in bribes over 24 years

CNN —  

Allegations of corruption at FIFA are nothing new to those who follow international soccer. But what was surprising to some Wednesday was the sense that someone