Vitaly Mutko steps down as head of Russia World Cup organising committee

Vitaly Mutko steps down as head of Russia World Cup organising committee

27-Dec-2017 13:51:30 | The Guardian

• Mutko dogged by allegations of involvement in Russia’s doping program
• Two days ago Mutko suspended his role as head of country’s football union

Vitaly Mutko, a Russian deputy prime minister who has been dogged by allegations of involvement in the country’s doping program, has stepped down as head of the organising committee of the 2018 football World Cup.

Mutko told Russian news agencies on Wednesday that he would be replaced by another World Cup organiser, Alexei Sorokin.

Related: Vitaly Mutko quits football role before 2018 World Cup to fight doping ban

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