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".
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.