FIFA has launched an investigation into the use of doping by Russia internationals.
Daily Mail journalists conducted their own investigation into the use of doping by Russian athletes and publish their results. We can learn from them that WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency, suspects more than a thousand athletes to use unlawful means. There are 34 Russian players on the list, including all 23 players who went to the 2014 World Cup.
FIFA is well informed about the case, and a spokeswoman for the World Football Federation, with whom the Daily Mail has been contacted, assures that the organization is conducting its own investigation into the accused Russian football players.
At this moment it is not clear exactly which players are most suspected of doping. The case is very delicate and FIFA does not want to make hasty decisions considering that the Confederation Cup is currently being played in Russia (from which Russia has been eliminated after the group stage) and the World Cup will take place there next year.
Five players who went to the World Cup in Brazil three years ago have found a place in the Russian squad for the Confederation Cup. These are: Igor Akinfiev, Dienis Glushakov, Maksin Kanunnikov, Alexander Samedov and Yuri Zhirkov.