December 19, 2018 / 10:02 AM / 6 months ago

Russia's Mutko resigns as Football Union chief

MOSCOW, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, a long-serving sports official entangled in allegations of state-sponsored doping, resigned on Wednesday as head of Russia’s Football Union, the soccer body said.

The announcement followed a string of decisions that recently have rolled back Mutko’s formal involvement in Russian sport as the country faced additional scrutiny over its doping scandal and its role as World Cup host. (Reporting by Gabrielle Tétrault-Farber; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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