CONMEBOL headquarters in Paraguay raided by authorities

ASUNCION, Paraguay -- Authorities in Paraguay have raided the headquarters of the South American football confederation in the capital of Asuncion.

The raid is connected to the sprawling FIFA probe being led by U.S. and Swiss authorities.

The U.S. Justice Department last year indicted several top football officials and businessmen in an alleged scheme that involved receiving bribes for broadcast rights to Copa America games.

The men charged include Juan Angel Napout, Nicolas Leoz and Eugenio Figueredo, former presidents of the confederation known as CONMEBOL.

A Public Ministry statement said investigators were combing the headquarters on Thursday in search of documents or information on computer hard drives related to the FIFA probe.