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Bomb Threat made at FIFA’s Congress in Zurich

NEWS GRAPHIC 15Swiss Police have confirmed a bomb threat has been made at the FIFA Congress in Zurich. Delegates from the 209 associations were told they were not permitted to remain in the Congress Hall during a 90-minute lunch break.

A Zurich police spokesman told Bloomberg: “We can confirm the receipt of a bomb threat.” Earlier, two pro-Palestinian protestors were ejected from the Congress hall after making their way inside, while a demonstration calling for Israel to be ejected from FIFA continued outside.

Delegates returned to the main Congress Hall at around 12.30pm UK time.

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