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Swiss authorities agree to extradite FIFA official to the United States

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The Swiss Federal Department of Justice (FOJ) has approved the extradition of Julio Rocha to the United States and subsequent extradition to Nicaragua.

Rocha was one of seven FIFA officials arrested in Zurich in May on corruption charges, and has been detained in Switzerland since.

The FOJ said on Thursday night that the extradition request from the US, which had been lodged on July 1, had been approved.

The Nicaraguan request was made on August 10 - to which Rocha agreed - but he must first go to the US.

The FOJ said in a statement: "The US authorities have been conducting wide-ranging criminal proceedings against a number of individuals for some time now. These individuals are already in the USA, or are to be extradited to the USA."

Rocha, formerly president of the Nicaraguan Football Association and a FIFA development officer, is accused of demanding and taking bribes in connection with World Cup media rights marketing.

Rocha has 30 days to appeal against the extradition ruling.

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