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    The resignation of UEFA President Michel Platini will not affect for the Euro 2016 football championship, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Monday.

    SOCHI (Sputnik) — The resignation of UEFA President Michel Platini, banned from any football-related activity for four years, will not make problems for the Euro 2016 football championship, Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said Monday.

    In December 2015, Platini was banned from football-related activities over corruption allegations for six years. Earlier in the day, the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) cut the suspension period to four years. Following the announcement, Platini said he would resign as he failed to overturn his ban.

    "I think that [the Euro 2016 football championship] will be held without problems. The UEFA is an organization with great experience. Everything will be alright," Mutko told R-Sport, answering the question, whether Platini's resignation would make problems for the Euro 2016 football championship.

    The Euro 2016 football championship is scheduled to take place in France from June 10 to July 10.

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    2016 UEFA European Championship, championship, resignation, football, Vitaly Mutko, Michel Platini, Russia
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