Anti-Doping Delay FIFA's Foot-Dragging in an Investigation in Russia

Lawyer Richard McLaren was initially supposed to investigate widespread doping allegations in Russian football ahead of the 2018 World Cup. But he was prevented from doing so by a top FIFA official. By DER SPIEGEL Staff
María Claudia Rojas and Vitaly Mutko

María Claudia Rojas and Vitaly Mutko

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Saint Petersburg, 19-06-2018 , World Cup 2018 , Saint Petersburg Stadium. Russia-player Mario Fernandes celebrating the victory after the match during the match Russia - Egypt (Photo by Pro Shots/ddp/Sipa USA)Innsbruck 30.05.2018, Tivoli Stadion, Innsbruck, AUT, FIFA WM, Vorbereitung, Oesterreich vs Russland, im Bild Sergei Ignashevich (RUS) // during the international football friendly match between Austria and Russia at the Tivoli Stadion in Innsbruck, Austria on 2018/05/30. *** Innsbruck 30 05 2018 Tivoli Stadium Innsbruck AUT FIFA World Cup preparation Austria vs Russia in the picture Sergei Ignashevich RUS during the international football friendly match between Austria and Russia at the Tivoli Stadium in Innsbruck Austria on 2018 05 30 PUBLICATIONxNOTxINxAUT EX_FEI

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