“In return, it is believed that they received media, marketing, and sponsorship rights in connection with soccer tournaments in Latin America,” it added.
The charges are a major challenge for FIFA that comes as its head Sepp Blatter looks to secure a fifth term in a Friday vote.
Blatter, a powerful figure in sports, is not a target of the US case, The New York Times reported.
In May, Blatter denied he was a target of an FBI corruption investigation. The denial came after an ESPN television documentary said the Swiss official stayed away from the US over a FIFA investigation. — AFP