The Russian team before the match with Algeria on world Cup 2014

(Photo By Liao Yujie/Xinhua/ Global Look Press)

“It is strange that this information is manifested now. It is quite clear that this is invented news. We received a clear answer from FIFA: players passed the tests before the match and after. All results were negative,” — said Sorokin. He noted that “most of our players play in Europe”, therefore, “constantly checked”. According to him, in recent years has not been “a single case of doping in our football.” “It was very strange to read such news,” added Sorokin.

Sunday, June 25, the British newspaper the Mail On Sunday reported that FIFA suspected the full national team of Russia on football at the world Cup in 2014 in doping. The publication noted that this issue is under investigation in relation to the 23 players from the national team and 11 professional Russian players who did not participate in the 2014 world Cup. Vice-Premier of the Russian Federation, President RFS Vitaly Mutko has called this information “nonsense”.

Later, the press service of FIFA said that all doping tests of players of the Russian team at the 2014 world Cup in Brazil gave a negative result.