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Switzerland grants U.S. request to extradite Eugenio Figueredo

FIFA presidential candidate Michael van Praag talks about his campaign to win votes from South American countries at the CONMEBOL conference.

BERN, Switzerland -- Switzerland's justice ministry says it granted U.S. requests to extradite former FIFA vice president Eugenio Figueredo, who is accused of bribery and fraudulently obtaining American citizenship.

The ministry says Figueredo, an 83-year-old Uruguay native, has 30 days to appeal the decision.

He was among seven football officials arrested May 27 in early-morning hotel raids in Zurich, two days before the FIFA presidential election.

Figueredo, who has been detained in a Zurich-area...

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Neymar scores two as Brazil roll past U.S., Mexico draw with Argentina

Neymar scored two goals as Brazil dominated possession against the United States in a 4-1 friendly win at Gillette Stadium.
USMNT midfielder Michael Bradley speaks after the international friendly against Brazil in which they lost by a score of 4-1.

Neymar scored twice as a substitute as Brazil controlled the United States in a 4-1 win in a friendly on Tuesday in Foxborough, Massachusetts.

Brazil opened the scoring in the ninth minute when Willian ran past Alejandro Bedoya to the touchline. His high cross came off the inside of the far post before falling right into the path of Hulk, who fired into the back of the net.

Neymar made an immediate impact for Brazil when he came on at half-time, drawing a foul from Geoff Cameron in the box and slamming...

Uruguay federation mulls change in 2018 qualifiers TV contract

In an exclusive interview, Barcelona and Uruguay striker Luis Suarez explains how difficult South American qualifiers are and says Uruguay misses veteran players like Diego Forlan.

The Uruguay Football Federation may revoke the contract it signed with Full Play for TV rights to the Uruguay national team for 2018 World Cup qualifiers, federation general secretary Alejandro Balbi said on Tuesday.

Full Play, sports marketing business based in Argentina, and its affiliates that specialised in securing rights for South American football,  is among 14 defendants who have been named by the U.S. Department of Justice in a scandal that has rocked international football. 


Uruguay manager Oscar Tabarez calls three-match ban 'excessive'

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said he felt his three-match Copa America ban was excessive.

Uruguay coach Oscar Tabarez said he feels his three-match ban from CONMEBOL for arguing during his country's quarterfinal Copa America loss to Chile was "excessive" and that the Uruguay Football Federation plans to appeal.

"I accept that it was not right for me to leave the bench and have words with someone on the Chile bench, but in no moment did I insult the referee," Tabarez said in an interview on Friday on his federation's website. "The referee and the coaches know that."

CONMEBOL eventually...

Chile defender Gonzalo Jara vows not to repeat finger 'mistake'

ESPN FC's Steve Nicol claims that he would not fire Chile and FSV Mainz 05's Gonzalo Jara for his controversial prod on Uruguay's Edinson Cavani.

Chilean defender Gonzalo Jara has admitted his incident with Edinson Cavani during the Copa America was a mistake and vowed it will not happen again.

Jara, 29, was handed a two-match ban by South America's governing body following the Copa America quarterfinal against Uruguay.

The defender came up behind Uruguay attacker Cavani and pushed his finger against his opponent's backside. Cavani reacted, raised his hands towards Jara's head, only to see the Chilean collapse to the pitch. Cavani was sent...