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Fifa bans arrested football heads Napout, Hawit

FIFA executive committee members Alfredo Hawit and Juan Angel Napout have been suspended from football for ninety days after their arrest in Switzerland, the ethics committee of FIFA said on Friday.

On Thursday, Hawit, president of North and Central American and Caribbean body CONCACAF and Napout, the president of the South American body, The Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football (CONCACAF), were arrested in pre-dawn raids at a Zurich hotel.

Both have been indicted by the US Department of Justice for allegedly taking millions of dollars in bribes from marketing and television rights. Hawit, from Honduras, and Napout, from Paraguay, are resisting extradition to the United States while being detained in Zurich-area jails.

CONCACAF's executive committee also conditionally banned Hawit along with 6 others who were indicted. Among them was Hector Trujillo, a judge on Guatemala's Constitutional Court who is general secretary of Guatemala's soccer federation, and Rafael Callejas, Honduras' president from 1990-94 and a current member of Fifa's television and marketing committee.

Others who were provisionally banned by CONCACAF are: Reynaldo Vasquez, a former president of El Salvador's soccer federation, Rafael Salguero, a former president of Guatemala's soccer federation and a member of Fifa's executive committee until last May, Brayan Jimenez, president of Guatemala's soccer federation and Ariel Alvarado a current member of Fifa's disciplinary committee who was the president of Panama's soccer federation from 2004-12.