he symbolism and timing of the arrest of six football officials in Zurich this morning could hardly have greater impact.

The authorities have hit the game’s gilded elite where they felt safest, and on the eve of a FIFA Congress at which President Sepp Blatter was on course for a fifth successive term, despite decades of alleged corruption taking place on his watch.

The Baur au Lac Hotel on the banks of Lake Zurich is one of the city’s most luxurious and discreet, a combination that has made it home-from-home for FIFA’s elite whenever business brings them to town.

A gilded bolt-hole in a neutral, unaligned Switzerland, all expenses covered by lavish FIFA expense accounts, it is where they might feel most comfortable… see more

source: skynews