LONDON: Greg Dyke has said that FIFA should consider suspending Vitaly Mutko over the Russian doping scandal.
The Football Association chairman believes football’s world governing body should take action after the Russian Sports Minister – who is a FIFA executive committee member – was criticised in the World Anti-Doping Agency report which has shocked athletics.
Commission chairman Richard Pound said Mutko – who is also the head of the local organising committee for the 2018 World Cup and Russias’s FA chief – must have been aware of the level of cheating.
The FIFA ethics committee is studying Pound’s comments and Dyke thinks a swift decision is essential.
He said: “I’ve read the reports of the report and whether someone who is involved in all that can stay on the board of FIFA is something FIFA needs to address very quickly.
“There has to be a question mark.”
The FA and Dyke are waiting for a response after sending a questionnaire to FIFA following suggestions from suspended and outgoing president Sepp Blatter that senior figures had agreed on support for Russia before the vote for the award of hist rights to the 2018 World Cup.