Russia's deputy PM steps down as Russian Football Union president
Mutko had been in charge of the national soccer union twice, between 2005-09 and a second stint that started in 2015, during which he led the preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup, reports Efe news.
On December 5, 2017, the International Olympic Committee decided to exclude Mutko, who served as Russia's sports minister during 2012-16, from any future participation in the Olympic Games over an alleged massive state-sponsored doping program.
The politician, 60, has appealed the IOC's decision at the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which has yet to assign a date for a hearing.
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