FIFA thanks to Mr. Vitaly Mutko, who suspended his activities as the president of the Russian Football Union (RFU). This statement comes according to a statement of FIFA obtained by TASS.
IFA understands Mr. Mutko’s decision which was also taken in the best interest of the FIFA World Cup next summer. FIFA thanks, Mr. Mutko for this responsible step and for the work carried out so far for the World Cup,” the press service told the R-Sport news agency.
FIFA Thanks, Russian Football Union chief for Suspension of Work
Russia is the world’s largest country. More than half of the population are football fans or at least follow the football and related occasionally. FIFA world cup start in Russia less than Six months.
In 2015, Deputy Prime Minister and President of the Russian Football Union Vitaly Mutko was banned for life from future Olympic Games for his role in the doping conspiracy.
In the coming days, FIFA will discuss with all relevant parties and agree on the next steps related to the LOC.
Russian Football Union chief
A Deputy Chairman of the Government of the Russian Federation is a member of the Government of Russia. The FIFA Deputy Chairman is commonly referred to as deputy prime minister or vice prime minister both in and outside of Russia.
Mutko, 59, took charge of the RFU in September 2015 after the resignation of the previous president, Nikolai Tolstykh.
In the coming days, FIFA will discuss with all relevant parties and agree on the next steps related to the LOC