A man walks next to the FIFA logo at the FIFA headquarters in Zurich, Switzerland, Wednesday morning, May 27, 2015. Swiss federal prosecutors say they have opened criminal proceedings related to the awarding of the 2018 and 2022 World Cups. The prosecutors' office says the proceedings are against "persons unknown on suspicion of criminal mismanagement and of money laundering" in connection with the votes won by Russia and Qatar. (Ennio Leanza/Keystone via AP)
ZURICH (AP) FIFA President Sepp Blatter chaired an emergency meeting with continental soccer bodies Thursday while staying out of public view himself.
Blatter called together leaders of FIFA's six regions as world soccer is rocked by an American federal racketeering case.
"There was a meeting today with the president with the representatives from the confederations to discuss the current situation," FIFA spokeswoman Delia Fischer said in a statement.