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Swiss ministry authorises extradition of FIFA official Rafael Esquivel

Swiss ministry authorises extradition of FIFA official Rafael Esquivel

The Swiss justice ministry has authorised the extradition of Venezuelan FIFA official Rafael Esquivel to face corruption charges in the United States, it said in a statement on Wednesday.

Esquivel was arrested in Zurich on May 27 as part of a US-led investigation into corruption at world football`s tainted governing body FIFA.

The Venezuelan Football Federation president, who has been in prison since May, has 30 days to appeal the decision.

From Zee News

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