Russian World Cup head Vitaly Mutko blocked from re-election to Fifa council


• Deputy prime minister barred after failing eligibility test
• Mutko’s ministerial role contravenes Fifa’s statutes

The Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko has been barred from standing for re-election for a place on the Fifa council.

Mutko, who is also head of the Russian Football Union, has failed an eligibility test carried out by the Fifa review committee. It is believed he has been barred because his ministerial role contravened the statutes of the global football body and that the decision was not connected to the doping scandal which has engulfed Russian sport.

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Source: Football News
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