In this Nov. 8, 2004 file photo Sepp Blatter, President of the FIFA, left, shakes hands with the President of the Venezuelan Soccer Federation, Rafael Esquivel, in Caracas, Venezuela. (AP Photo/Leslie Mazoch)
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The Swiss justice ministry Wednesday granted a U.S. request to extradite Venezuelan football official Rafael Esquivel in a FIFA bribery investigation.Esquivel was indicted by the U.S. Department of Justice in May and faces 20 years in prison on racketeering charges.He can appeal the extradition decision within 30 days at Switzerland's federal criminal court.Four more football officials are also detained in Switzerland awaiting decisions by the Swiss justice ministry after Zurich police held extradition hearings in recent weeks.
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