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Football: FIFA boss office raid.

POLICE have searched the offices of FIFA president Sepp Blatter and another senior official.

Documents were seized by authorities after their visit to FIFA headquarters in Zurich with a warrant earlier this month to search the offices of Blatter and general secretary Urs Linsi.

FIFA spokesman Andreas Herren insists neither official is under investigation while Swiss weekly Sonntags Zeitung claims the searches are linked to a probe into International Sports Media and Marketing.

The Swiss-based firm's 2001 collapse caused a financial crisis at FIFA with examining magistrate Thomas Hildbrand finding evidence of criminal mishandling of $56million by the now defunct firm.

Herren said: "We consider it disproportionate and we don't see any reason why we should be searched.We haven't done anything wrong
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Publication:Daily Record (Glasgow, Scotland)
Date:Nov 28, 2005
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