Vitaly Mutko resigns as the chairman of the organising committee for the World Cup in Russia next summer.
Vitaly Mutko is standing down as president of the Russian Football Union (RFU).
A new poll shows Russian fans are becoming more comfortable with LGBT acceptance in football, ahead of next summer's World Cup.
Dates, kick-off times and stadiums - get the full schedule for the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Alex Song is ready to leave Rubin Kazan because the Russian club's players have not been paid for four months, SSN understands.
Russia's deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko accused western media of "distorting reality" and "trampling" over his nation ahead of the World Cup draw.
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