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US submits request to extradite 7 FIFA officials : Geneva reports

Jul 02, 2015    

Geneva:The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich as part of a corruption probe that has rocked soccer's world governing body.Switzerland's Federal Office of Justice said Thursday that the requests were received from the U.S. embassy in Bern. The requests submitted late Wednesday met a 40-day deadline since the seven were detained early 27 May in raids on a luxury hotel in FIFA's home city.All seven men detained in Zurich, including three current and former members of FIFA's executive committee, have already objected to...

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