Russia's Autovaz starts Lada Vesta sales in GermanyBusiness & Economy February 21, 17:31
Syrian opposition’s Moscow Group to take part in Geneva talksWorld February 21, 17:21
Poroshenko urges EU to tighten anti-Russian sanctionsWorld February 21, 17:19
Nuclear icebreakers escort twice more vessels in Arctic year-on-yearBusiness & Economy February 21, 16:23
Russian scientists forecast lower temperatures in Arctic after 2020 onlyBusiness & Economy February 21, 16:23
Russia expects US to support efforts against 'chemical terrorism' — diplomatRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 16:18
Putin signs decree to posthumously award Order of Courage to Vitaly ChurkinRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 15:55
Russian defense minister blames NATO for dodging cooperation with RussiaRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 15:54
Minister: Russian operation in Syria stopped chain of color revolutions in Middle EastRussian Politics & Diplomacy February 21, 15:23
MOSCOW, October 9. /TASS/. The International Federation of Football Associations (FIFA) should elect its new heads as soon as possible, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko told TASS on Friday.
"I think the sooner we hold the [FIFA] congress, the sooner the organization will restore its controllability," said Mutko, a member of the FIFA Executive Committee. "Otherwise, it [FIFA] will be in limbo for a while. We do not know when the investigations will be completed as new circumstances may emerge." -
"Only the executive committee can make a decision on postponing the elections," Mutko said commenting on media reports that the election of new FIFA president set for February 26 could be delayed following the suspensions given to FIFA and UEFA presidents Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini.
Blatter, Platini and FIFA Secretary General Jerome Valcke were provisionally suspended for 90 days by the FIFA ethics committee.
The committee said the ban could be extended but by no more than 45 days.
The Office of the Attorney General (OAG) of Switzerland opened criminal proceedings against FIFA President Joseph Blatter in late September "on suspicion of criminal mismanagement as well as - alternatively - on suspicion of misappropriation."
Blatter is suspected of a disloyal payment of 2 million Swiss francs to Platini in February 2011, the OAG said.