Suspended FIFA official Li extradited to US –Bern


GENEVA: Costa Rican national Eduardo Li, one the FIFA officials whose arrest in May ignited an unprecedented crisis in world football, has been extradited to the United States, the Swiss government said Friday. Li, the former head of the Costa Rican Football Federation, “was extradited to the USA today,” the Swiss justice ministry said in a statement. Li, who was among seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich on May 27 based on US corruption charges, thus became the latest of a line of former FIFA top brass to be extradited in the scandal that has rocked world football to its core. Li’s extradition came after the ministry confirmed earlier this week that he had withdrawn his appeal against his being sent to the United States.



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