A criminal case against FIFA president Gianni Infantino was opened Thursday by a Swiss special prosecutor.


The case is connected to a meeting Infantino had with the Swiss attorney general. Attorney general Michael Lauber resigned last week.

The special prosecutor found that possible infractions included abuse of public office, breach of official secrecy, "assisting offenders" and "incitement to these acts," the supervisory authority for the office of the attorney general said in its statement, adding other criminal acts and proceedings could also be considered.