FIFA submitted documents on Tuesday to the US Attorney’s Office in an effort to reclaim tens of millions of dollars taken illegally by corrupt FIFA members and other football officials.
It also said in a legal document filed to a US court that corrupt officials who served on its former executive committee were guilty of selling their votes in World Cup bidding contests.
According to BBC Sports, former officials Chuck Blazer, Jack Warner and Jeffrey Webb are among those being sued by Fifa.
FIFA’s grab for a share of the money sets up a battle with two of its regional confederations – CONMEBOL, the South American confederation, and CONCACAF, the body running soccer in North America. It was officials and competitions from those regions that were most involved in the corruption crisis.