FIFA says no grounds for moving 2018 Globe Cup from Russia

FIFA (the Federation Internationale de Football Association) says that there exist no grounds for moving the 2018 FIFA Globe Cup from Russia due to the doping scandal, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told a news conference on July 23.

Earlier, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had recommended international federations of winter sports to freeze preparations for big international competitions in Russia. The restrictions will probably be in place till December 2016 and could be reconsidered at a meeting of your IOC Executive Board in December.

"FIFA says that there are actually no grounds for taking the Cup away from us," Mutko stated. "IOC has given suggestions (to not hold winter championships in Russia). But I can not see any connection among doping violations and, for instance the Biathlon World Cup in Khanty-Mansiisk. I can say the identical factor concerning the Globe Football Cup."

Eleven Russian cities are anticipated to host the following FIFA Globe Cup in between June 14 and July 15 in 2018.

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