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  • A governance expert fired by FIFA in May has accused the leadership of world football's governing body of interfering with his work, ignoring rules and removing him in order to stay in power.Speaking to MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee, Miguel Maduro gave a devastating indictment of FIFA president Gianni Infantino's commitment to reform and said only "external pressure" will force the organisation to change.Appointed as chairman of FIFA's governance committee in May 2016, the Portuguese academic was replaced, without warning, 11 months later after falling out with Infantino over several "sensitive" decisions.Foremost among those was Maduro's refusal to allow Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko to stand for a seat on FIFA's council because it was a clear breach of the rules against governmental interference in football.Responsible for approving candidates, Maduro had expected Infantino's support, particularly as the newly el..

    FIFA boss Gianni Infantino accused of interference in Vitaly Mutko affair

    A governance expert fired by FIFA in May has accused the leadership of world football's governing body of interfering with his work, ignoring rules and removing him in order to stay in power.Speaking to MPs on the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport committee, Miguel Maduro gave a devastating indictment of FIFA president Gianni Infantino's commitment to reform and said only "external pressure" will force the organisation to change.Appointed as chairman of FIFA's governance committee in May 2016, the Portuguese academic was replaced, without warning, 11 months later after falling out with Infantino over several "sensitive" decisions.Foremost among those was Maduro's refusal to allow Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko to stand for a seat on FIFA's council because it was a clear breach of the rules against governmental interference in football.Responsible for approving candidates, Maduro had expected Infantino's support, particularly as the newly el..
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