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Political football: Why the US - and not Europe - took action on Fifa corruption

AMERICA IN THE PICTURE: British clubs like Manchester United (whose player Phil Jones is seen here in white jersey) now have US owners and investors.

THE arrest of seven top Fifa officials and the indictment of a group of 14 on corruption charges has left many people stunned. But those paying close attention to world football over the years have been wondering why it has taken so long to topple Fifa's house of cards.

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