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Russia set to reclaim a seat on the FIFA Council

NYON, Switzerland (AP) Russia is set to reclaim the spot on the FIFA Council stripped from the country's deputy prime minister.

UEFA said Wednesday that 2018 World Cup organizing committee CEO Alexei Sorokin is the only applicant to fill a seat left vacant by Vitaly Mutko.

Sorokin must pass an eligibility test by a FIFA review panel to be accepted as a candidate and have a clear run at the Sept. 20 election. UEFA member federations will vote at a meeting in Geneva.

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