Contents tagged with Football

  • Media: Russian soccer players doped with ammonia in World Cup 2018

    Bild, a German newspaper, has published material incriminating members of the Russian football team of doping to improve their physical condition during World Cup 2018 matches.

    The newspaper claims that the Russian players inhaled ammonia in a room under the stands during the quarter final against Croatia (2:2, which Russia lost 3:4 in penalties), in order order to gain a physical advantage over their competitors. Ammonia is admittedly not on the list of prohibited substances, but an invited …

  • Soccer World Cup in Russia agreed before vote.

    FIFA president Sepp Blatter says there was a deal in place for Russia to host the 2018 World Cup - before the vote took place.

    The 79-year-old Blatter is serving a 90-day ban alongside Uefa chief Michel Platini.

    Asked whether it was a mistake to hold voting for the 2018 and 2022 tournaments simultaneously, Blatter replied that before the ballot: "It was agreed inside the group that we go to Russia because it has never been to eastern Europe, and for 2022 we go back to America.

    "And so we …