Zurich : The FIFA congress resumed after the all-clear was given following a bomb alert at the venue where world football’s governing body were to vote in the Presidential polls.
Zurich police spokeswoman Brigitte Vogt confirmed to AFP that a bomb alert had been received at Zurich’s Hallen Stadium.
The bomb alert had been called in to a media outlet on Friday morning against the FIFA event, Zurich police said in a statement.
Police and FIFA security searched the congress room, but the all-clear was soon given, confirmed FIFA’s general secretary Jerome Valcke.
“An anonymous threat was received against FIFA and after an evaluation, the premises were searched and the all-clear has been given,” said Valcke.
The bomb alert reportedly landed around 11:00 am (0900 GMT).
FIFA was rocked on Wednesday by the arrest of seven officials in a dawn raid on their Zurich hotel.
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