October 28, 2015

BERN, Switzerland (AP) Switzerland's justice ministry says 2014 World Cup organizing head Jose Maria Marin of Brazil has agreed to be extradited to the United States in the FIFA bribery case.

The Swiss ministry says Marin agreed to the U.S request at a hearing on Tuesday.

Marin ''must be placed in the custody of a U.S. police escort and taken to the USA within 10 days,'' the ministry says.

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 the Copa America and Copa do Brasil tournaments.

He faces 20 years in prison on racketeering charges.

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