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Brazil's Jose Maria Marin extradited to US in FIFA bribery case

Jose Maria Marin
Jose Maria Marin

The head of organising the 2014 World Cup in Brazil has been extradited to the United States in the Fifa bribery case.

Swiss authorities said Jose Maria Marin on Tuesday "was handed over to two US police officers in Zurich who accompanied him on the flight to New York".

The 83-year-old Marin was arrested on May 27 in a dawn raid at a luxury hotel in Zurich, two days before the Fifa presidential election.

Marin is accused of taking bribes worth millions of dollars from sports marketing companies in connection with four Copa America tournaments and the Copa do Brasil from 2013 through 2022.

Marin faces 20 years in prison on racketeering charges.