FIFA thanks Mutko for contribution into 2018 World Cup preparations

 FIFA thanks Mutko for contribution into 2018 World Cup preparations

The world’s governing football body, FIFA, thanked Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko for his work in the post of the Chairman of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC) Russia-2018 and his contribution into the preparations for the 2018 FIFA World Cup.

"FIFA has taken note of the decision by Mr. Vitaly Mutko to resign from his position as Chairman of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Local Organizing Committee," a FIFA spokesperson said.

"FIFA thanks Mr. Mutko for his invaluable contribution to the preparations for the competition so far," TASS cited the FIFA spokesperson as saying..

"FIFA will continue to work in close collaboration with the LOC under its new leadership as well as with the Russian government, the Russian Football Union and the host cities with the aim to deliver an exceptional event in June and July," the spokesperson added.

Mutko announced earlier in the day his decision to resign as the LOC Chairman and his post went to LOC Director General Alexey Sorokin.

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