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Fifa bomb threat: Swiss authorities confirm threat made at Fifa Congress

By Zachary Davies Boren

Published 29/05/2015

FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter delivers a speech during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015, where he will run for re-election. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)
FIFA president Joseph S. Blatter delivers a speech during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015, where he will run for re-election. (Walter Bieri/Keystone via AP)
FIFA President Joseph S. Blatter, front left, speaks during the 65th FIFA Congress held at the Hallenstadion in Zurich, Switzerland, Friday, May 29, 2015, where he runs for re-election as FIFA head. (Patrick B. Kraemer/Keystone via AP)

A bomb threat has been made at the venue of the Fifa congress in Zurich, Swiss authorities have confirmed.

Zurich Police are reported as saying: "We can confirm the receipt of a bomb threat."

Journalists at the venue have not been informed of the threat except for via social media.

The Fifa presidential election between Prince Ali Bin al Hussein of Jordan and the controversial incumbent Sepp Blatter is due to take place later this afternoon.

Fifa has been plunged into crisis following a series of high-profile arrests on Wednesday over corruption charges.

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