Swedish football chief forced to resign after voting for partially lifting UEFA ban on Russian teams

The fallout from UEFA’s controversial decision to let Russian under-17 teams compete in Europe again has claimed its first victim, with the organisation’s “first vice-president” forced to resign as boss of the Swedish Sports Confederation.
Karl-Erik Nilsson has run the confederation, which distributes £150million ($180million) of public money annually to the various governing bodies in Sweden, since May.
But he is better known as the former Champions League referee who became president of Sweden’s football federation, a post he left earlier this year after a decade in charge. The…

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