Allegations of doping continue to overshadow Russia’s successes on the pitch.
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Russia's World Cup team doctor claimed Monday that his country's domestic football leagues were cleaner than any other sport on the planet.Doping allegations have dogged Russia as it prepares to host the World Cup for the first time in June.Russian team doctor Eduard Bezuglov said there were simply no grounds for suspicion against players because they have all been clean for years.The worldwide football governing body FIFA is still investigating allegations about past or present doping violations in the Russian game.FIFA has thus far been unable to confirm Rodchenkov's claims that Russian World Cup have doped in the past or that current national players were involved.The beautiful game is not among those sports commonly associated with doping and past Russian problems should have no impact on the World Cup.
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