By Toby Davis WARSAW (Reuters) - European soccer's governing body UEFA has called for Friday's FIFA presidential election to be postponed, secretary general Gianni Infantino told reporters on Wednesday. "We strongly believe the FIFA Congress should be postponed with new FIFA presidential elections to be organized within the next six months," he told reporters at the Sheraton Hotel. The world's most popular sport was plunged into turmoil on Wednesday after U.S. and Swiss authorities announced separate inquiries into the activities of soccer's ruling body.
By Enrique Pretel SAN JOSE (Reuters) - Costa Rican prosecutors have opened an investigation into the president of the country's soccer federation who was among seven FIFA executives arrested in Switzerland on Wednesday on corruption charges brought by prosecutors in the United States. The news caused concern in the Central American country, where federation chief Eduardo Li was named 2014 person of the year by newspaper La Nacion for his role in the national team's unexpected run to the quarter-finals of the World Cup in Brazil. Nine FIFA officials and five corporate executives were indicted on corruption, bribery and money laundering charges, the U.S. Department of Justice said.