Interpol has issued red notices for six former FIFA officials and executives, including former vice-president Jack Warner and executive committee member Nicolás Leoz

Interpol said the red notices, which are one of the ways in which Interpol informs its member countries that an arrest warrant has been issued for an individual by a judicial authority, had come at the request of US authorities.

They are investigating FIFA officials over allegations including racketeering, conspiracy, and corruption.

The red notices have been issued for:

  • Jack Warner, Trinidad & Tobago national, former FIFA vice president and executive committee member, CONCACAF president, CFU president and Trinidad and Tobago Football Federation (TTFF) special adviser.
  • Nicolás Leoz, Paraguayan national, former FIFA executive committee member and CONMEBOL president.
  • Alejandro Burzaco, Argentine national, controlling principal of Torneos y Competencias SA, a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.
  • Hugo Jinkis and Mariano Jinkis, Argentine nationals, controlling principals of Full Play Group SA, a sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates.
  • José Margulies (also known as José Lazaro), Brazilian national, controlling principal of Valente Corp. and Somerton Ltd., broadcasting businesses.

Interpol said the red notices meant it was seeking the location and arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition or similar lawful action.

The individuals concerned are wanted by national jurisdictions and Interpol’s role is to assist national police forces in identifying or locating those individuals with a view to their arrest and extradition.

Red notices are not international arrest warrants, and Interpol cannot compel any member country to arrest the subject of a red notice.

Meanwhile, South African authorities have again denied that a payment of $10m to Warner during their successful bid for the 2010 World Cup was a bribe.

Sports minister Fikile Mbalula told a news conference that neither South Africa's government nor the 2010 World Cup bid and organising committee bought votes for the right to host the finals.