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Russian bid chief condemns collusion

Russia's 2018 World Cup bid chief Vitaly Mutko has denied his team would be willing to trade votes to guarantee hosting rights for the event.

Speaking at a press conference in Zurich on Tuesday, Mutko said talk of collusion between FIFA delegates from countries involved in the 2018 and 2022 bids was a black mark on the process.

"Of course we don't like it when you try to present your bid, then you hear that conditions have been put in place that somebody else must support somebody else's bid. This is of course not right," Mutko said.

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