The US has asked Switzerland to extradite seven Fifa officials arrested on corruption charges in dawn raids in May, according to Swiss authorities.
The Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said formal extradition requests were submitted on Wednesday.
Zurich police, acting on behalf of the FOJ, would give the seven Fifa officials a hearing over the extradition requests, the FOJ confirmed.
The seven top Fifa executives arrested in Zurich and accused by the FBI of creating a “World Cup of shame” are among 14 Fifa officials indicted on charges of “rampant, systemic, and deep-rooted” corruption.
The officials and their lawyers will now have 14 days to respond to the request, which can be extended “if sufficient grounds exist”, according to the FOJ statement.