MOSCOW, July 31. /TASS/. Russian State Duma deputy speaker Igor Lebedev announced his decision on Friday to withdraw his candidacy from the elections of the new president of the Russian Football Union (RFU).
"Today I met with [sports minister] Vitaly Mutko and we agreed on mutual support," Lebedev said. "He will back me at the elections to the [RFU] executive committee and I will support him at the elections of the [RFU] president."
Therefore, Mutko remains the only candidate for the post of the RFU president.