Russia international Ruslan Kambolov under doping investigation

08/02/18 9:50am

Russia international and Rubin Kazan defender Ruslan Kambolov is under investigation for potential doping

Russia international Ruslan Kambolov is under investigation for potential doping, the country`s deputy Prime Minister Vitaly Mutko has revealed.

Mutko, who is overseeing the government`s World Cup preparations, has informed state news agency Tass he has been made aware of FIFA investigating Rubin Kazan defender Kambolov.

The 28-year-old has featured twice for the national team, making his debut in 2015 and playing once again during a friendly with Chile in 2017.

Mutko, however, has stated the case is not linked to the national team.

The deputy Prime Minister has also confirmed a FIFA investigation is to be conducted into Ivan Knyazev, a former defender for the Russian national U21 team.

Mutko says both players have given evidence and we`ll see where it goes.

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