The Russian team at the 2014 world Cup suspected of doping, write media

© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade in photobacteria Russia prepares for the 2014 world Cup. Archival photoThe Russian team at the 2014 world Cup suspected of doping, write media© RIA Novosti / Alexander Wolfparade the image Bank

Russian players who played for the national team at the world Cup in 2014 in Brazil, became the object of inquiry by FIFA, reports The Mail on Sunday.

The publication claims that 23 athletes from the national team and 11 other Russian players not taking part in the 2014 world Cup, I suspect the use of illegal drugs. However, details of the investigation are not given. Also not listed and possible actions against athletes.

In this edition emphasizes that the story «raises more questions about the suitability of Russia to host the world Cup in 2018». It is also noted that this is the first such case, when the composition of a team is suspected of doping.

It is noteworthy that in the list of suspects are the six players who joined the Russian national team at the confederations Cup. Denis Glushakov, Alexander Samedov, Igor Akinfeev, Maksim Kanunnikov, Yuri Zhirkov and Dmitry Kombarov.

The Russian team have ended their participation in the confederations Cup, after losing on Saturday the national team of Mexico with the account 2:1.