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Russia: Russian squad prepares for Uruguay clash02:27

Russia: Russian squad prepares for Uruguay clash

Russian Federation, Novogorsk
June 22, 2018 at 16:15 GMT -00:00 · Published

Russian national team hold an open training session in Novogorsk on Friday ahead of Monday’s Group A deciding Uruguay clash.

Answering questions after the session, the team’s head doctor Eduard Bezuglov responded to reports in British media which question why FIFA has refused to publish how many drugs tests it has conducted on Russia’s World Cup squad.

“FIFA never gives answers to such requests. We can make life of the British journalists easier. They could have asked us,” the doctor said, adding that the Russian players have given more than 300 tests this year.

“I bet you a bottle of low-fat milk that’s at least twice as much as the number of the England national team doping samples,” Bezuglov concluded.

Russia faces Uruguay on June 25 in Samara. Both teams have six points after two games, and a draw will be enough for the hosts to win their group thanks to a superior goal difference.

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Russian national team hold an open training session in Novogorsk on Friday ahead of Monday’s Group A deciding Uruguay clash.

Answering questions after the session, the team’s head doctor Eduard Bezuglov responded to reports in British media which question why FIFA has refused to publish how many drugs tests it has conducted on Russia’s World Cup squad.

“FIFA never gives answers to such requests. We can make life of the British journalists easier. They could have asked us,” the doctor said, adding that the Russian players have given more than 300 tests this year.

“I bet you a bottle of low-fat milk that’s at least twice as much as the number of the England national team doping samples,” Bezuglov concluded.

Russia faces Uruguay on June 25 in Samara. Both teams have six points after two games, and a draw will be enough for the hosts to win their group thanks to a superior goal difference.

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