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Russia: RFU 'strongly condemns' football stars brutal cafe attack01:36

Russia: RFU 'strongly condemns' football stars brutal cafe attack

Russian Federation, Novogorsk, Moscow Region
October 9, 2018 at 17:13 GMT +00:00 · Published

The Russian Football Union (RFU) chief Alexander Alaev "strongly condemns" the attack in a Moscow cafe allegedly involving two Russian footballers, speaking in Novogorsk, Moscow Region on Tuesday.

"We, the Football Union of Russia, coaches, football players covered a long way to reverse people's attitude to the Russian national team, the Russian footballers. We cherish our credibility and I will reiterate we strongly condemn the incident," he said.

Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev, who play for Zenit and FC Krasnodar, respectively, are facing criminal charges over an alleged attack on Trade Ministry official Denis Pak, after he reportedly complained about the behaviour of the two footballers, and Director of the NAMI State Scientific Centre Sergei Gaisin. Footage of the two allegedly carrying out the assault emerged on Monday.

Mamaev and Kokorin have also reportedly been accused of being involved in an attack on a Moscow driver before the cafe altercation.

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The Russian Football Union (RFU) chief Alexander Alaev "strongly condemns" the attack in a Moscow cafe allegedly involving two Russian footballers, speaking in Novogorsk, Moscow Region on Tuesday.

"We, the Football Union of Russia, coaches, football players covered a long way to reverse people's attitude to the Russian national team, the Russian footballers. We cherish our credibility and I will reiterate we strongly condemn the incident," he said.

Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev, who play for Zenit and FC Krasnodar, respectively, are facing criminal charges over an alleged attack on Trade Ministry official Denis Pak, after he reportedly complained about the behaviour of the two footballers, and Director of the NAMI State Scientific Centre Sergei Gaisin. Footage of the two allegedly carrying out the assault emerged on Monday.

Mamaev and Kokorin have also reportedly been accused of being involved in an attack on a Moscow driver before the cafe altercation.

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