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Vitaly Mutko, Russia's deputy prime minister, no longer involved in World Cup

March 6, 2018 5:39 PM
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Vitaly Mutko, Russia's deputy prime minister, no longer involved in World Cup

MOSCOW -- Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko will no longer have governmental responsibility for the World Cup, the latest football-related role he has left amid scrutiny over his involvement in a state-sponsored doping scheme.

Mutko quit as both head of the World Cup organising committee and Russian Football Union last month but had maintained he would continue to be involved in planning for the tournament, which begins July 14.

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