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The extradition of the former Fifa vice-president Eugenio Figueredo to the United States to face corruption charges has been approved by Swiss authorities.
The Uruguayan, a former president of the South American confederation Conmebol, was one of the seven officials from football’s world governing body arrested at the request of US authorities in dramatic dawn raids in Zurich on 27 May in the buildup to this year’s Fifa congress.
Figueredo is accused of receiving bribes worth millions of dollars from a Uruguayan sports marketing company in connection with the sale of marketing rights to the Copa América tournaments in 2015, 2016, 2019 and 2023. He is also alleged to have acquired US citizenship fraudulently by submitting forged medical reports in 2005 and 2006.
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