Swiss to extradite Fifa suspect Eugenio Figueredo to US

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Switzerland says it has approved the extradition of a Uruguayan football official accused of taking bribes.

Eugenio Figueredo was one of seven officials with Fifa, world football’s governing body, who were arrested in Zurich on 27 May.

He is accused of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars relating to Copa America tournaments, Switzerland’s Federal Office of Justice said.

He has 30 days to appeal against his extradition to the US.

Figueredo is a former vice-president of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) and is a former vice-president of Fifa.

The Swiss statement said he is accused of taking bribes from a Uruguayan sports marketing company over the sale of marketing rights to the Copa America tournaments in 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2023.

It also said he is accused of gaining US citizenship “fraudulently by submitting forged medical reports in 2005 and 2006”.

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