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Russian Prime Minister rubbishes doping allegation.


Russian Prime Minister who is also in-charge of Sports matters in country, Vitaly Mutko has denied a State-Sponsored doping allegation leveled against Russian athletes.
According to the Mail on Sunday, FIFA is investigating Russia’s 2014 World Cup squad who are alleged to have used performance enhancement drugs at the tournament.

Speaking to Russian news Agency, TASS, Vitaly Mutko denied these allegations, highlighting the negative press by the English media.

“There has never been and will never be doping (in our country). Our National Team is constantly checked. There is doping control at every match. Don’t pay attention to this, they have been writing about us negatively since 2010”.

Canadian Lawyer, Richard McLaren in December said over 1,000 Russian athletes involved in the Summer, Winter and Paralympics sports were involved in a conspiracy to conceal test results.
In an email to Reuters, FIFA released a statement on the issue, confirming an investigation into the report.

FIFA has simply confirmed that, in close collaboration with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), it is still investigating the allegations involving football players in the so-called McLaren report.”

“All players participating in the 2014 World Cup including all members of the Russian squad underwent pre-competition and post-match tests, all of which resulted negative”.

“FIFA was in charge of the tests and sent all sample to be analyzed by WADA accredited laboratory in Lausanne”.

Russia are currently hosting the 2017 Confederations Cup, a tournament that precedes the World Cup.

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