The United States has asked Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges in May, Swiss officials said.
Formal extradition requests were filed on July 1, the Swiss Federal Office of Justice (FOJ) said.
The seven top executives arrested in Zurich are among 14 FIFA officials accused of “widespread, systemic and deep-rooted” corruption.
The allegations come after a major FBI investigation.
The FOJ said Zurich police, acting on its behalf, would hear the seven officers on extradition requests.
Officials and their lawyers will have 14 days to respond to the request, which can be extended, the FOJ said in a statement.
The FOJ will then give its decision “within a few weeks”, but warned that any decision could be challenged in both the federal criminal court and the federal supreme court.
Jeffrey Webb, FIFA’s vice president of North and Central America, was among those arrested by Swiss police in an attack on a luxury hotel in the early hours of May 27.
The seven are among 14 defendants accused by the United States of racketeering, wiretapping and conspiracy to launder money.
In a 47-count indictment uncovered in federal court in New York, they were accused of participating in “a 24-year enrichment scheme through corruption in international football.”
The indictment alleges that U.S. and South American sports marketing executives paid and agreed to pay “well over $ 150 million” in bribes and other illegal payments to gain lucrative media and marketing rights to football tournaments.
Corruption is planned in the United States, the indictment said. The use of US banks to transfer money appears to have been key to the investigation.
The charges are after a three-year FBI investigation. This was initially prompted by bidding for the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia and Qatar 2022, but was later expanded to look back at FIFA deals for two decades.
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has not been charged, although both US and Swiss authorities have said they may interview him as part of their investigations.