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A defiant Warner vows to fight extradition from Trinidad to US in FIFA corruption case

FILE - In this June 3, 2015 file photo, former FIFA vice president Jack Warner speaks at a political rally in Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago. Warner, a former member of Parliament in his homeland, said Wednesday, June 10, 2015, that he intends to resist extradition at a hearing scheduled for July 9. He faces charges that include racketeering and money-laundering. Authorities earlier confiscated his passport, fearing he might flee. (AP Photo/Anthony Harris, File)

FILE - In this June 3, 2015 file photo, former FIFA vice president Jack Warner speaks at a political rally in Marabella, Trinidad and Tobago. Warner, a former member of Parliament in his homeland, said Wednesday, June 10, 2015, that he intends to resist extradition at a hearing scheduled for July 9. He faces charges that include racketeering and money-laundering. Authorities earlier confiscated his passport, fearing he might flee. (AP Photo/Anthony Harris, File)  (The Associated Press)

Former FIFA Vice President Jack Warner is vowing to fight a U.S. bid to extradite him from Trinidad to face charges in the FIFA corruption case.

A defiant Warner says he is looking forward to the legal battles as he prepares for a first hearing July 9. He spoke to supporters of his Independent Liberal Party late Wednesday outside Port-of-Spain and said that it will be a "long hot summer."

Warner could drag the extradition process out for more than three years with appeals.

He is accused of taking payments totaling $10 million sent by a high-ranking FIFA official to secure to give South Africa the right to host the 2010 World Cup over Morocco. Warner left FIFA in 2011 and has denied wrongdoing.