Switzerland to extradite former FIFA VP BERN, Switzerland (AP) – Swiss authorities yesterday approved a US request to extradite former FIFA vice-president Eugenio Figueredo, who is accused of bribery and fraudulently obtaining American citizenship. Figueredo, an 83-year-old Uruguay native, has 30 days to appeal the decision, Switzerland’s justice ministry said. He was among seven football officials arrested May 27 in early-morning hotel raids in Zurich, two days before the FIFA presidential election. Figueredo, who has been detained in a Zurich-area prison, faces a 20-year sentence on racketeering charges. Oscar heads Brazil squad RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) – Brazil coach Dunga, who will have to do without suspended Barcelona star Neymar as South American World Cup qualifying opens next month, named a squad yesterday headed by Chelsea midfielder Oscar. Neymar is serving a four-match ban after being sent off in the Copa America. He will miss both matches as Brazil opens on October 8 in Santiago, Chile, and then faces Venezuela on October 13 in the northeastern Brazilian city of Fortaleza. Squad: Goalkeepers: Jefferson (Botafogo), Marcelo Grohe (Gremio), Alisson (Internacional). Defenders: Fabinho (Monaco), Rafinha (Bayern Munich), Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid), Marcelo (Real Madrid), David Luiz (Paris Saint-Germain), Miranda (Inter Milan), Marquinhos (Paris Saint-Germain), Gil (Corinthians). Midfielders: Luiz Gustavo (Wolfsburg), Fernandinho (Manchester City), Elias (Corinthians), Renato Augusto (Corinthians), Lucas Lima (Santos), Oscar (Chelsea), Willian (Chelsea), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool). Forwards: Firmino (Liverpool), Hulk (Zenit St. Petersburg), Lucas (Paris Saint-Germain), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich). Szczesny out with injury ROME (AP) – Roma goalkeeper Wojciech Szczesny will be out for up to six weeks after injuring his finger in Wednesday’s Champions League match against Barcelona. Szczesny had to be replaced early in the second half of the 1-1 draw following a clash with Luis Suarez. Roma said yesterday tests have confirmed Szczesny “did not sustain a fracture to the fourth finger of his left hand” but that the Poland international has a ligament strain. The club adds that he is expected to be back in “four to six weeks”.
1 And revealed the emotion of having to watch the 3-1 defeat to Real Madrid in Kiev from the stands, and also went into detail about how he is finding it difficult to watch England in action in Russia.Plus, he also shares his thoughts on former team-mate Jack Wilshere’s departure from Arsenal after 17 years at the north London clubListen to talkSPORT’s interview with Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain IN FULL above!Oxlade-Chamberlain EXCLUSIVES: ‘It’s tough to watch England at the World Cup when I’m not there’ – Liverpool star opens up on injury heartbreak‘Harry Kane has cemented himself as a world-class striker at the World Cup’‘It’s sad to see Jack Wilshere leave Arsenal – he can play for any team in the world’, says former Gunners team-mate ‘The Ox’ is stretched off during the Anfield clash in April Listen back to talkSPORT’s exclusive interview with Liverpool’s Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain.The Reds midfielder sat down with Adrian Durham on Tuesday for an open and honest discussion about the ‘devastating’ knee injury which ended his season in April, plus much more.The 24-year-old’s World Cup and Champions League final dreams were shattered when he was stretchered out of Liverpool’s European semi-final clash against Roma.