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FIFA Soccer Corruption Investigation: Here's Every Defendant in the Case

They included seven FIFA officials who were arrested Wednesday in Zurich.

The soccer corruption investigation announced Wednesday by U.S. authorities covers 18 defendants in all. Here are their names, ages, nationalities and backgrounds, as identified by the Justice Department:

Seven defendants, all connected to FIFA, were arrested in Zurich:

  • Rafael Esquivel, 68, of Venezuela: FIFA executive and member of the executive committee of CONMEBOL, the governing body of soccer in South America. President of the Venezuelan soccer federation.
  • Eugenio Figueredo, 83, who has dual American and Uruguayan citizenship: FIFA vice president.
  • Eduardo Li, 56, of Costa Rica: Member-elect of the FIFA executive committee and president of the Costa Rican soccer federation.
  • José Maria Marin, 83, of Brazil: Member of the FIFA organizing committee for Olympic soccer tournaments. Former president of the Brazilian soccer federation.
  • Julio Rocha, 64, of Nicaragua: FIFA development officer, former president of the Central American Football Union and former president of the Nicaraguan soccer federation.
  • Costas Takkas, 58, of Britain: Attaché to the president of CONCACAF, the governing body of soccer in North and Central America.
  • Jeffrey Webb, 50, of the Cayman Islands: FIFA vice president and president of CONCACAF.
Image: FIFA Officials
A combination of file pictures show FIFA officials (Top Row) Rafael Esquivel, Nicolas Leoz, Jeffrey Webb, Jack Warner, (Bottom) Julio Rocha, Eduardo Li, Eugenio Figueredo and Jose Maria Marin. These eight men are among several soccer officials charged in a massive corruption scheme.AFP - Getty Images file

Seven others were indicted:

  • Alejandro Burzaco, 50, of Argentina: Sports marketing executive.
  • Aaron Davidson, 44, of the United States: Sports marketing executive.
  • Hugo Jinkis, 70, of Argentina: Sports marketing executive.
  • Mariano Jinkis, 40, of Argentina: Sports marketing executive.
  • Nicolás Leoz, 86, of Paraguay: Former member of the FIFA executive committee and former president of CONMEBOL.
  • José Margulies, 75, of Brazil: Broadcasting executive and alleged intermediary between the sports marketing officials and soccer officials. Controlling principal of Valente Corp. and Somerton Ltd.
  • Jack Warner, 72, of Trinidad and Tobago: Former FIFA vice president and former CONCACAF president.

Four others previously pleaded guilty:

  • Charles Blazer, 70, of the United States: Former general secretary of CONCACAF and former American representative on the FIFA executive committee. Read more about Blazer here.
  • José Hawilla, 71, of Brazil: Owner and founder of Traffic Group, a Brazilian sports marketing company.
  • Daryan Warner, 46, of Trinidad and Tobago and of Grenada: Son of Jack Warner.
  • Daryll Warner, 40, of the United States and of Trinidad and Tobago: Son of Jack Warner and former FIFA development officer.