Editor’s Picks 28 May 2015 at 14:23 GMT

'Hands up' Fifa! The sheriff's in town

Bloomberg
The finance world and football don't often collide but perhaps they should — after all, this is a multi-billion dollar business and no single event can quite live up to the World Cup, including the Olympics. So when Swiss police arrested seven officials Wednesday for extradition to the US as part of an investigation that stretches back to the controversial decisions to grant Russia and Qatar the next world cups in 2018 and 2022 respectively, the implications are enormous. World Cup sponsors like McDonald's and Visa have already voiced their concern, but, asks Noah Feldman, why is the US getting involved in the first place for a sport it feels no great love or affinity for? And might this be just the kind of "extraterritorial imperialism" on the part of the US that irritates so much of the globe?
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