In charge of the sports Deputy Prime Minister of Russia Vitaly Mutko next week will leave the post of head of the Russian football Union (RFU). Knowledgeable official sources of the Kommersant say that he really liked this job, but because of the “pressure” of FIFA in the context of “doping crisis” will have to part with it.
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The material of the newspaper alleged that the sports Minister will lay down the powers of the President of the RFU on the Executive Committee of the organization on December 26. He headed the Russian football Union from 2005 to 2009, yet become President Dmitry Medvedev has banned government officials to lead sports federations (the sports Minister then was the Minister of sports). In 2015, ESPN has returned as head of the RFU, after receiving permission to combine posts.
A former employee of RFS Anzor, Kavazashvili confirmed the news of the impending departure Mutko from the organization. The newspaper”s sources say that the new President of the RFU can appoint the General Director of the organizing Committee on preparation and holding of the football world Cup “Russia-2018” Alexey Sorokin. He has long worked with Mutko, who allegedly “pushing” his candidacy, writes “Kommersant”.
Name Mutko was quoted in the documents of international organizations related to the doping scandal in the Russian sport. It was argued that Russia was a state system of support doping, although the authorities deny it. The international Olympic Committee in December banned for life from the sports Minister to visit Olympic games.
Doping scandal on the eve of the 2018 world Cup could also affect Russian football. In particular, it has published a list of players doping control WADA which seemed suspicious.
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