Jeffrey Webb: Eight things we know about the Fifa vice-president

Fifa vice-president reportedly among those arrested this morning

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Several senior Fifa officials have been arrested in a dawn raid at a luxury Swiss hotel as part of an investigation into alleged “institutionalised corruption”.

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According to reports, among those arrested is Jeffrey Webb - vice-president of football's governing body. Here, we take a closer look at the Fifa officials.

1. Webb is the vice-president of Fifa, a role he assumed in May 2012.

2. He comes from the Cayman islands and as well as being Fifa vice-president, also holds the role as president of CONCAF (Confederation of North, Central America and Caribbean Association Football) and president of CIFA (Cayman Islands Football Association).

3. Now 50 years old, the lawyer became president of the Cayman Islands at the age of just 26.

4. In 2012, we was elected unanimously to become the president of CONCAF, making him the youngest ever president of a regional association. He was re-elected unopposed in April 2015.

5. Webb succeeded Jack Warner, the disgraced former president of CONCAF. Upon taking charge he launched an integrity report and audit into the activities of his predecessor which concluded that there had been serious managerial failings and that millions of dollars of funding had been misused.

6. He is a former member of Fifa's Transparency and Compliance Committee, a taskforce set up by football's governing body to help ensure "the principles of good governance, transparency and zero tolerance towards any wrongdoing" were being upheld. Most recently, he was appointed as member of Fifa's Strategic, Finance, Organizing World Cup and Emergency Committees. He sits on a number of Fifa committees - including Bureau 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia (TM), Development Committee, Emergency Committee, Executive Committee, Finance Committee, Organising Committee for the FIFA U-20 World Cup, Organising Committee for the FIFA World Cup (TM), Strategic Committee, Task Force against Racism and Discrimination

7. Webb was among those who called for the 'Garcia report' - a report into allegations of corruption commissioned by Fifa in 2012 and delivered to Fifa in September 2014 - to be made public.

8. Sepp Blatter quipped in 2013 that Webb could be his successor as president. It was later spun as a throw-away line, however Webb has been seen as a credible contender when the current head of football's governing body finally steps down. On the matter, Webb said in 2013: "I'm a servant of the game. When I set out to volunteer and be involved in this game, it was about passion, it was about my football club and helping them. Then it became about getting involved in my national association. I think I've had 28 or 29 different jobs since I've been involved in football. It's about giving back, it's about serving the game. Who knows what lies in the future? I had no idea two or three years ago that I'd become vice-president of Fifa or president of Concacaf, but that's life, that's the journey."

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