Guatemala arrests ex-football chief….

Police in Guatemala have arrested a former head of the country’s football federation as part of a major US corruption investigation into the sport’s world governing body, FIFA. The suspect, Brayan Jimenez, had been on the run since last month, when the US issued an arrest warrant for 16 Latin American football officials. He was detained at a block of flats in the capital, Guatemala City. His lawyer said he would not fight the extradition request. “He will prove his innocence in the courts of the United States,” said his lawyer, Francisco Garcia Gudiel. Mr Jimenez was head of the Guatemalan Football Federation (FEDEFUT) from 2010 until last year. US prosecutors say he and former Fedefut Secretary-General Hector Trujillo took a “six-digit bribe” to sell the television rights to qualifying matches for the 2018 World Cup. Mr Trujillo was arrested in the US last month.

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