Russian President Vladimir Putin and Infantino during a ceremony in Moscow.
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FIFA president Gianni Infantino has ruled out taking the 2018 World Cup from Russia in the wake of the latest findings of the McLaren report.The McLaren report, the second part of which was announced 10 days ago, revealed systematic doping in Russia between 2011 and 2015 which involved more than 1,000 athletes in several sports, including football.Infantino says FIFA are still waiting for the "relevant information" from the McLaren reports which mentions 31 tampered doping samples from footballers.When asked about the recent "football Leaks," reported by several publications including Der Spiegel, which alleged tax evasion by high-profile stars including Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho, Infantino said it's a matter for individual national federations.Infantino also said FIFA will lead a meeting of football representative bodies early next year to discuss transfers in the wake of last week's football Leaks revelations.
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