Russian president Vladimir Putin met Federation Internationale de Football Association president Gianni Infantino in the Kremlin on Monday to discuss preparations for this summer's tournament.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has canceled all of his public events, including a trip to Sochi.
The main topics of the telephone conversation of United States presidents and Russia's Donald trump, and Vladimir Putin, 12 February was the situation in the middle East and settlement of the North Korea crisis and the crash of a passenger plane near Moscow. Russian news agencies saidInfantino offered his condolences to Putin over the tragedy.More news: Larry Fitzgerald to return to Cardinals for 2018 season
With four months to go before the football World Cup, both Russian Federation and FIFA want toavoid any surprises.
Mr Putin will run as an independent and hopes to extend his rule to 2024, by which time he will have been president or prime minister for a quarter of a century.
Mutko has also been banned for life by the International Olympic Committee for hisrole in the doping scandal.More news: What to watch from Pyeongchang - Day 5
In charge of the Organizing Committee of the World Soccer Cup now, is Alexei Sorokin, considered the right hand of Mutko, according to several press media.
The FIFA World Cup will take place between June 14 and July15 across 11 cities in Russian Federation.
The country has been building and modernising facilities in preparation for the tournament, with a budget of about 11 billion dollars.More news: Police complaint lodged against internet sensation Priya Prakash Varrier's song
Russian Presidential Spokesman Dmitry Peskov said earlier on Monday that "Russia continues preparations for the World Cup, much of the work has already been done".