Maduro, who was hired by FIFA President Gianni Infantino at last year's annual congress, was told of his dismissal Tuesday, hours before he was scheduled to attend this year's meeting in Manama, Bahrain, according to the people, who asked not to be identified because they aren't authorized to discuss the subject.
World super stars like Carlos Valderama, Ronaldinho and UEFA President Alex Cepherin will all be taken part in the ceremonial game.
A five-hour long meeting of the all-powerful FIFA Council in Bahrain, chaired by president Gianni Infantino, has made a decision to replace German Hans-Joachim Eckert with Vasilios Skuris of Greece. "We have a lot of ongoing investigations".
FIFA's decision threatens to overshadow its congress and critics will argus that it calls into question the reform agenda set by the president, who was elected past year after football's governing body was engulfed by corruption scandals and high-ranking executives were arrested in Zurich hotel raids.
In a statement, the sacked chief ethics investigator and the chief judge said that the removal was 'politically motivated'.
Grindel said he had spoken up in defence of Eckert and also said he had been assured prior to the meeting that no such move against the Ethics Committee was forthcoming.
For an organization who, in just the past year and a half, has made headlines for its continued corruption-former USA attorney general Loretta Lynch deemed it a "a criminal enterprise" and even its lawyers admitted in US court that "FIFA has become notable for the defendants' bribery and corruption"-as well as pandering to global sponsors, advancing a less qualified candidate over a proven reformer, farcically announcing the completion of its anti-racism task force's mission, diluting its best product in a cash grab, and facing accusations of abetting human rights violations". But the deal was anticipated given it is the state-owned carrier of the 2022 World Cup hosts.
A five-hour long meeting of the all-powerful FIFA Council in Bahrain, chaired by president Gianni Infantino, has chose to replace German Hans-Joachim Eckert and ethics investigator Cornel Borbely.
"With all due respect to their opinions I don't believe that at all", Montagliani told the BBC.
Borbely earlier said that the "removal was unnecessary and, because of that, political", adding it is a "setback for the fight against corruption", with experience in the cases being lost.
"We investigated several hundred cases and several hundred are still pending and ongoing at the moment", Borbely said.
FIFA's Ethics Committee was responsible for suspension and removal of various corrupt officials including former FIFA President Sepp Blatter, Secretary General Jerome Valcke and French football coach Michel Platini. Both of their four-year terms are set to expire.
A statement from the pair said their impending departure "means the de facto end of Fifa's reform efforts".
"The concern is that it is a purge for reasons of self-interest from the FIFA president", said reform campaigner Jamie Fuller of campaign group "New FIFA Now" who compared the Swiss to his compatriot Blatter.
German Eckert and Swiss Borbely were at the forefront of efforts to clear up corruption in the organisation and had expressed a desire to continue the work beyond the end of their current mandates, which run until Thursday's FIFA Congress.