FIFA is investigating the facts of the use of doping by Russians from the report of the McLaren

© AP Photo / Alexander ZemlianichenkoЛаборатория testing for doping. Archival photoFIFA is investigating the facts of the use of doping by Russians from the report of the McLaren© AP Photo / Alexander Zemlianichenko

The international football Federation (FIFA) said it continues the investigation of the use of doping Russian players mentioned in the report of the head of the independent Commission of the world anti-doping Agency (WADA) Richard McLaren.

According to a report by McLaren more than a thousand Russian athletes were involved in the manipulation of doping samples or benefited from it. Including a number of players of the national team of Russia on football. Also in the documents used by McLaren for the report, it was alleged that two players of the youth national team of Russia in 2013 and in 2014 did drugs, but this information was hidden.

The British newspaper the Daily Mail in the night of Sunday Moscow time with reference to some e-mails said that all members of the national team of Russia on football, took part in the 2014 world Cup, FIFA are suspected of doping. It was not given any evidence of these allegations.

«FIFA confirms that it is in close cooperation with WADA in the investigation of the allegations contained in the so-called report of McLaren, where are mentioned the names of the players, — said the Agency «R-Sport» in the press service of FIFA. — However, FIFA is not talking about any specific players, because it has no right to comment on the status of ongoing investigations. It is in our interest to complete these investigations as soon as possible, because FIFA will not be able to submit any additional data.»

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