Ex-UN official slams FIFA leaders’ conduct
A former top United Nations official cited FIFA leaders who “violate ... standards of good conduct” when she resigned from a role monitoring integrity at soccer’s world body. South African Judge Navi Pillay said in an email published on Friday that FIFA put “undue influence” on her governance committee colleague Miguel Maduro, who barred Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko from re-election to FIFA’s ruling council. Maduro met with British lawmakers on Wednesday and revealed FIFA president Gianni Infantino pressured him to protect Mutko. Mutko was forced to give up his FIFA Council seat representing European soccer, though he continues to chair Russia’s committee organizing the 2018 World Cup.