Eduardo Li expected to appeal extradition

The Swiss government has authorized the extradition of Eduardo Li to the United States, but the Costa Rican soccer official is expected to appeal the decision.

The Ministerio de Relaciones Exteriores y Culto confirmed the Swiss decision Tuesday and said that it was providing consular support for Li as provided by international agreements.

Li is one of 14 international soccer officials and associates who were detained in May in Switzerland at a meeting of the Fédération Internationale de Football Association.

The allegations include kickbacks from intermediaries who arranged media coverage of world soccer events.

Li founded the Puntarenas soccer team and headed the Federación Costarricense de Fútbol.

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