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Russia regains FIFA Council seat after Mutko's ouster

GENEVA (AP) Russia has regained its place on the FIFA Council, six months after Deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko was blocked from re-election.

UEFA member federations have elected Alexei Sorokin, CEO of the 2018 World Cup organizing committee, by acclamation as one of their delegates to FIFA's strategy-setting committee.

The seat, which runs through 2021, was vacant since May when Mutko was formally forced to step down.

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