FIFA will open its annual congress, despite warnings from sponsors that they may reconsider links to the arrest of seven senior officials on corruption charges.
FIFA’s key sponsors have issued statements putting increasing pressure on football’s management over growing allegations of corruption.
Visa has warned it will reassess its sponsorship unless FIFA makes changes.
Coca-Cola said: “Continuing controversy has tarnished the mission and ideals of the World Cup.”
Adidas, McDonald’s and Hyundai Motor also expressed concern and said they were closely monitoring the situation.
The European football body UEFA will decide whether to boycott the next FIFA president on May 29.
Incumbent President Sepp Blatter has not yet appeared in public since his arrests.
Sepp Blatter, who hopes to secure a fifth term at the FIFA congress in Zurich, has not been named in corruption investigations.
FIFA has temporarily banned football-related activities, 11 of 14 people accused by US authorities on Wednesday.
They are accused of racketeering, fraud and money laundering, including allegations of bribery to influence the outcome of applications for football tournaments, such as the 2010 World Cup in South Africa and the 2016 Copa America USA. South Africa’s main football body has denied the allegation.
On May 27, Sepp Blatter said: “Such a violation has no place in football and we will ensure that those who participate in it are removed from the game.”
Swiss prosecutors plan to interview ten members of the FIFA executive committee as part of a separate investigation into the bidding process for the 2018 World Cup in Russia and 2022 in Qatar.
UEFA reacted to the recent events, saying that they were “a disaster for FIFA and tarnish the image of football in general.”
The European body said Congress on Friday risked becoming a “farce” and that the vote should be postponed.
Defendants in the US case have been charged with accepting bribes and kickbacks valued at more than $ 150 million over a 24-year period beginning in 1991.
Explaining details of the case in the United States, Attorney General Loretta Lynch said some FIFA officials “used their positions to demand bribes.” They did it again and again, year after year, tournament after tournament. ”
The seven arrested in Zurich were Vice Presidents Jeffrey Webb and Eugenio Figueredo; Eduardo Lee, Julio Rocha, Costas Takcas, Rafael Esquivel and Jose Maria Marin. They face extradition requests from the United States.