Sorokin: Maduro made in the British Parliament statements like speculation

The General Director of the organizing Committee “Russia – 2018” Alexei Sorokin

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MOSCOW, September 13. /Offset. TASS Dmitry Rachitsky/. The statements of the former head of the management Committee of the International football Federation (FIFA) Miguel Maduro on the circumstances of the rejection of the Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Vitaly Mutko before the election to the Board of FIFA, made by the Portuguese in the British Parliament, like speculation. This opinion was expressed by TASS, the General Director of the organizing Committee “Russia-2018” Alexey Sorokin.

In March, the head of the Russian football Union Vitaly Mutko has not been admitted to the elections to the Board of FIFA due to his position of Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation that did not meet the criterion of political neutrality. On Tuesday, Maduro dismissed from FIFA in may, addressed the Parliament of great Britain . He said that the head of FIFA Infantino had tried to block his decision to exclude the sports Minister from among the candidates to the Board of FIFA.

“Can inflate a lot of speculation, but now it makes no sense. Who gets fired, who gets blocked. We used to talk about facts. There is the fact that that Committee had made certain conclusions, which prevented Vitaly Mutko to continue service on the Board of FIFA, and what happened next, I do not know”, – said Sorokin.

Also Maduro in the British Parliament said FIFA Secretary General Fatma Samura told him that the 2018 world Cup will be a disaster, and the work Infantino on the post of FIFA President will be called into question if [Vitaly] Mutko will not allow the Board of FIFA.

“I don’t know about that. All this information is very strange and similar to some speculation. And it is unclear where the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is difficult to comment on what someone said, only facts matter,” – said Sorokin.

Earlier, the press service of UEFA said that Sorokin has successfully passed the audit organizations for compliance as a candidate to the Board of FIFA. Approval of the candidate for the representative of Europe in the Council of FIFA for a period of up to 2021 will be held on September 20 in Geneva during the 13th extraordinary Congress of the UEFA. After passing inspection, Sorokin was the only candidate for this place.

See also

Vice-President of FIFA: Russia will be represented in the Council of the organization, it’s a matter of time

Sorokin: representation on the Board of FIFA are extremely important for Russia

Mutko said that his non-admission to elections to the Board of FIFA will not affect the holding of the 2018 world Cup

Mutko will not participate in elections to the Board of FIFA

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