Vitaly Mutko

FIFA

Report: FIFA president Gianni Infantino targeted by new ethics complaint

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FIFA president Gianni Infantino is in the midst of yet another potential ethics investigation,

According to the New York Times, this latest charge comes courtesy of New York University law professor Joseph Weiler, former member of FIFA's governance ethics committee. The committee was trying to block the appointment of Russiandeputy prime minister, Vitaly Mutko, from running for a position on the FIFA council.

FIFA image damaging search for World Cup sponsors – Russia

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Moscow (AFP) – FIFA’s tarnished image is badly hindering the search for sponsors for the 2018 World Cup in Russia, Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko said on Wednesday.

His comments came after the Financial Times reported that the corruption-tainted world football body was struggling to find new sponsors for the upcoming World Cup, with Russian companies being “the slowest to come on board”.

FIFA bars Russia’s Mutko after eligibility test failure

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Zurich (AFP) – FIFA has barred Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko, chief organiser of the 2018 World Cup, from sitting on the world football’s ruling council after he failed an eligibility test.

Mutko, who has also been accused of involvement in Russia’s sports doping scandal, had been a candidate for a European seat on the FIFA Council to be decided in April.

FIFA bars Russia’s Mutko after eligibility test failure

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Zurich (AFP) – FIFA has barred Russian deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko, chief organiser of the 2018 World Cup, from sitting on the world football’s ruling council after he failed an eligibility test.

Mutko, who has also been accused of involvement in Russia’s sports doping scandal, had been a candidate for a European seat on the FIFA Council to be decided in April.

Russia’s Mutko ‘barred from FIFA post’

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Zurich (AFP) – FIFA has barred Russian Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko, chief organiser of the World Cup to be held in his country next year, from sitting on the world body’s ruling council, a source close to FIFA told AFP on Friday.

Mutko, who has also been accused of involvement in Russia’s sports doping scandal, is one of five European candidates for seats on the FIFA Council to be decided in April.

Kremlin to host World Cup finals draw

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Moscow (AFP) The draw for the 2018 World Cup finals hosted by Russia will take place in the Kremlin on December 1, the country's Football Union (RFU) chief Vitaly Mutko said Monday.

Mutko, Russia's deputy prime minister, said that FIFA had approved the plan, which world football's ruling body later confirmed.

Kremlin to host World Cup finals draw

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Moscow (AFP) The draw for the 2018 World Cup finals hosted by Russia will take place in the Kremlin on December 1, the country's Football Union (RFU) chief Vitaly Mutko said Monday.

Mutko, Russia's deputy prime minister, said that FIFA had approved the plan, which world football's ruling body later confirmed.

Linc to host Copa Centenario games, Maidana nominated, Conference finals begin, more

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Philly announced as one of ten Copa America Centenario host cities. Maidana nominated for Latino Player of the Year. MLS conference finals begin on Sunday. More news.

Union face Sounders, Fernando loan, no on Palacios, US Gold Cup roster released, more

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Union host Seattle tonight. Curtin reveals Fernando Aristeguieta's loan will soon expire, says team will pass on Wilson Palacios. Klinsmann announces Gold Cup roster. Wambachgate. More.

Open practice at YSC today, more Union bits, league and national team news, more

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You can see the Union train today at YSC Sports from noon to 2 pm. More Union bits. Toronto signs another. More news.

Mbolhi & Blake call-ups, no Disney Classic in 2015, Academy news, playoffs kickoff, more

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National team call-ups for Mbolhi and Blake. How does Hall trade affect MacMath? No preseason Disney Classic in 2015? Union Academy news. Playoffs begin. More.

Fernandes & Gaddis named to TOW, more Union & league news, further FIFA follies

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Leo and Ray named to SI's Team of the Week. Power Rankings. More Union and league news. FIFA: the fun never stops. More news.

AFP

Russia slams 2014 World Cup squad doping probe report

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko on Sunday shrugged off a report that the country’s entire 2014 World Cup squad was under FIFA investigation for doping.

British newspaper The Mail on Sunday wrote that the Russian players are being probed by FIFA as part of a broader scandal over allegations of state-backed doping in the country.

Russia slams 2014 World Cup squad doping probe report

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko on Sunday shrugged off a report that the country’s entire 2014 World Cup squad was under FIFA investigation for doping.

British newspaper The Mail on Sunday wrote that the Russian players are being probed by FIFA as part of a broader scandal over allegations of state-backed doping in the country.

Russia slams BBC World Cup hooligan claims

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Moscow (AFP) – Russian officials on Friday slammed a BBC documentary warning of a “festival of violence” by hooligans at next year’s World Cup in the country as “propaganda” aimed at tarring the event.

“We need to look absolutely soberly at all this - an information campaign aimed to discredit,” Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko told the state-run TASS news agency.

Russia squad fear home World Cup humiliation

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Moscow (AFP) Soul-searching following Russia's miserable performance at the 2016 Euro led to one inescapable conclusion: the squad has a long way to go to avoid humiliation on home turf at the 2018 World Cup.

Russia crashed out of Euro 2016 without a win, its short run at the tournament tarnished by hooliganism among its fans and scandals in its dressing room.

Russia says to abide by ‘excessive’ UEFA punishment for Euro 2016 unrest

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Moscow (AFP) Russia on Tuesday accepted a UEFA ruling that it will be kicked out of Euro 2016 if there is new stadium unrest after the European governing body slapped the country with a fine and suspended disqualification.

"We will comply with UEFA's decision. What other position can there be?

Russia says to abide by ‘excessive’ UEFA punishment for Euro 2016 unrest

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Moscow (AFP) Russia on Tuesday accepted a UEFA ruling that it will be kicked out of Euro 2016 if there is new stadium unrest after the European governing body slapped the country with a fine and suspended disqualification.

"We will comply with UEFA's decision. What other position can there be?

Auston Trusty

Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft today, Union home opener on March 11, league news, more

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Stage 2 of Re-Entry Draft today. Union opens 2017 on the road. Is SheBelieves Cup coming to Chester in March? League news. More.

Union bits, Cruz signs with Minnesota, USWNT union fires back, more

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Union scrimmage with John Hackworth-coached US U-17s today. Danny Cruz signs with Minnesota United. USWNT players union fires back at US Soccer. CONCACAF presidential candidates. More.

Gianni Infantino

Alberg signed and more Union news, BSFC to face HCI in preseason, USMNT hosts Canada, more news

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Details on the Roland Alberg signing. Bethlehem to host Harrisburg in preseason on March 15. USMNT hosts Canada tonight. More news.

Does the Union have Rosenberry’s rights? Lloyd FIFA Women’s Player of the Year finalist, Crew-Timbers MLS Cup final, more

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Union bits. Carli Lloyd a finalist for FIFA's World Player of the Year for Women. Columbus and Portland advance to MLS Cup final. More news.

Union bits, Vieira named head coach of NYCFC, ban on headers, more

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News. And more news.

The Rest

Wednesday Kickoff: Ibrahimovic, Sanchez, Russia and more

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One Premier League star is having surgery in the U.S. while another's future remains in doubt.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has come to the U.S. to undergo surgery on his knee. (REPORT)

Arsene Wenger says he is confident Arsenal won't sell Alexis Sanchez to a Premier League rival. (REPORT)

Russia's deputy prime minister, Vitaly Mutko denied claims that journalists will be censored during the Confederations Cup.

Protected lists out today, Seattle MLS champs, state of the league, more

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A week of transfer mechanisms begins today. Seattle win MLS Cup on PKs. Flurry of player moves. State of the league address highlights. More.