FIFA said that Mutko has suspended work at the head of the Russian football Union in the interests of the world Cup in 2018

Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation Vitaly Mutko has suspended work as the President of the Russian football Union (RFU) in the interests of preparation for the world football championship 2018. This is stated in the statement of the International football Federation (FIFA), courtesy of TASS.

FIFA Mutko thanked «for such a responsible step and done this moment the work on preparation for the world Cup.»

Football officials said that the decision of the Deputy Prime Minister will not affect the successful organization of the world Cup in 2018.

In the coming days FIFA will discuss the situation «with all involved parties and agree on next steps associated with the organizing Committee».

On December 5 the decision of the Executive Committee of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the former Minister of sports of Russia Mutko was barred for life from any participation in the Olympics. Disqualification associated with doping scandal, in which he was involved after the Russian winter Games in Sochi in 2014.

25 Dec Mutko said that six months suspended work as President of the RFU, because appealed to the court of arbitration for Sport of Lausanne to the IOC decision.

The world Cup 2018 will be held in 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15 and the final will take place at the stadium «Luzhniki» in Moscow. The Ukraine national team failed to qualify for the tournament.




FIFA said that Mutko has suspended work at the head of the Russian football Union in the interests of the world Cup in 2018 26.12.2017

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