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Fifa removed investigator on trail of Russia World Cup chief Vitaly Mutko

• Cornel Borbély examining doping allegations when tenure terminated
• Mutko faces football ban if Fifa was to agree with Wada and IOC

Cornel Borbély, Fifa’s ethics committee chairman, was investigating the alleged role of Russia’s deputy prime minister for sport, tourism and youth policy, Vitaly Mutko, in state-sponsored doping when Fifa abruptly removed the Swiss from his job in May.

Mutko was banned this week from all future Olympic Games by the International Olympic Committee, which accepted evidence that he was centrally involved in systematic doping of athletes, but Fifa has taken no action. Formerly a Russian minister of sport, Mutko was alleged to have overseen the vast doping programmes before the 2012 London Olympics and 2014 Sochi Olympics, He is still president of the Russian football association and the organising committee for the World Cup next year.

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