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Interpol issues red notices for Jack Warner & other former Fifa officials

Among those included in the list are former Fifa vice president Jack Warner and Nicolas Leoz.

A screengrab picture of former Fifa Vice President Jack Warner.

JOHANNESBURG - Interpol has issued red notices for two former Fifa officials and four corporate executives for a range of charges, including racketeering conspiracy and corruption, the statement said.

Among those included in the list are former Fifa vice president Jack Warner and Paraguayan national Nicolas Leoz, a former Fifa executive committee member.

Others to be charged are Alejandro Burzaco, Hugo Jinkis and Mariano Jinkis, Jose Margulies.

Red notices 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 and seeks the location and arrest of wanted persons with a view to extradition or similar lawful action.

A red notice is not an international arrest warrant, and no country is compelled to arrest the subject of a red notice.

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.

On Tuesday night, current Fifa president Sepp Blatter announced he would be stepping down after 17 years at the helm. He will be replaced any time between this December and March 2016, depending on when Fifa holds an election to replace him.

Meanwhile, former Safa CEO Raymond Hack says Blatter will recover from this scandal and Fifa's integrity will be restored.

Hack says the timing of Blatter's resignation will not have a negative effect on the organisation.

"I don't think it makes Fifa look bad, Fifa has been trying to restore the image. You saw what was going on as the result of the arrests by the FBI, the raids and the investigations. But the game will continue; probably in five months' time when there is a new president and people will have forgotten about it."

For full statement on the red notice, click here.