The Swiss Federal Office of Justice has received a formal request from the United States to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich in May.
The requests were received on Wednesday, within the deadline required by a bilateral treaty.
The process is, however, likely to be a lengthy one as the seven can challenge any extradition ruling, and can appeal to two higher courts. All seven men detained in Zurich, including three current and former members of FIFA's executive committee, already have...
PRAGUE -- UEFA has told the Spanish league to stop challenging the decision to move the dates of the World Cup in 2022 to November-December.
To avoid Qatar's fierce summer heat, the 2022 World Cup is being moved from its traditional June-July slot, resulting in European competitions stopping for around two months. Fearing losses of around $70 million if the league shuts down, the Spanish league appealed against FIFA's scheduling change to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).
Disgraced former FIFA vice-president Jack Warner has hired one of Britain's leading barristers to help his fight against extradition to the United States.
Edward Fitzgerald QC -- who has represented controversial Muslim cleric Abu Hamza and Moors murderer Myra Hindley in the past, and has won human rights awards for his cases challenging death sentences -- confirmed to Press Association Sport he is advising Warner and his legal team in Trinidad.
Warner has been indicted by the U.S. justice department...