The President of the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) Aleksander Ceferin commented on the lifetime ban on the President of the Russian football association Vitaly Mutko from Olympics saying «whatever information we will get we will study» in Nyon on Thursday. Russia is the host country of 2018 FIFA World Cup Championship and Ceferin noted that it is within FIFA's jurisdiction... Еще noting that UEFA has not yet discussed Mutko’s situation and its possible effect on the tournament. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced that Russia will not be allowed to participate in the 2018 Winter Olympics amid doping allegations. Vitaly Mutko, who served as the Sports Minister at that time, was handed life ban on any kind of participation in all future Olympic Games. 'Clean' athletes are allowed to compete as neutrals at the upcoming PyeongChang 2018 Olympics.