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18hAssociated Press

FIFA closes Kambolov doping case - lawyers

Lawyers for Russia defender Ruslan Kambolov have said FIFA closed an investigation into suspected doping, eight weeks before the World Cup begins.

Last Train to Russia: Ekaterinburg (2:51)
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Bear performing at Russian game 'inhumane'

Footage of a bear performing in front of fans before a match in Russia has been condemned as "shocking and inhumane" by animal welfare group PETA.

Last Train to Russia: Kazan (3:45)
Last Train to Russia: Samara (4:28)
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22dAssociated Press

Russia: 'Exotic tea,' pipes can cause bans

The Russian Football Union is warning players against drinking "exotic tea" or smoking shisha pipes to avoid doping cases before the World Cup.

Last Train to Russia: Saransk (4:05)
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25dPA Sport

Mbappe nets brace as France control Russia

Kylian Mbappe's double dealt hosts Russia's World Cup preparations another blow as France claimed a 3-1 friendly win in St Petersburg.

Russia 1-3 France: Pogba orchestrates win (2:37)
Mbappe squeezes in his second for France (1:08)
Smolov brings Russia within one vs. France (0:58)
WATCH: Pogba's free-kick doubles France's lead (1:03)
Pogba connects with Mbappe for France's opener (0:56)
Lloris' quick reflexes deny Russia's Smolov (0:32)
International Predictor: World Cup favourites collide (4:11)
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26dMichael Yokhin

Russia face centre-back crisis

Russia have been preparing to host this summer's World Cup for seven years, but their lack of depth at centre-back reveals a true lack of foresight.

Last Train to Russia: Nizhny Novgorod (3:18)
Last Train to Russia: St. Petersburg (4:41)

RankingsInternational Friendly

Goal Difference-5Tied-117th
Goals Scored1Tied-77th
Assists1Tied-41st
Goals Conceded6Tied-113th