Swiss authorities say FIFA suspects fighting US extradition

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Camera crews swarm FIFA headquarters in Zurich on May 27, 2015 after Swiss police detained top FIFA officials as part of a US investigation.
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ZURICH — Swiss authorities said that all seven individuals arrested on corruption charges in a probe linked to soccer's governing body, FIFA, will contest their extradition to the United States.

However, on Wednesday, one individual had indicated he would not fight extradition, paving the way for Swiss officials to hand him over to US authorities immediately.

Ingrid Ryser, a spokeswoman for Switzerland's federal office of justice declined to name the person, or elaborate on the reason for reversing his view on extradition.

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