Lawyers for Russia defender Ruslan Kambolov have said FIFA closed an investigation into suspected doping, eight weeks before the World Cup begins.
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Monkey chants were aimed at France players including midfielder Paul Pogba as France won 3-1 in St. Petersburg last month.
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.
Fabio Capello has announced his retirement from coaching, saying he has no interest in taking charge of an 'average' Italy squad.
The Russian Football Union is warning players against drinking "exotic tea" or smoking shisha pipes to avoid doping cases before the World Cup.
FIFA is investigating reports of racist abuse towards France players during Tuesday's friendly against World Cup hosts 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.
Iceland's government representatives will not attend the World Cup in Russia this summer.
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.
Brazil began life without Neymar with a 3-0 victory over Russia in their international friendly on Friday.
Gareth Southgate says England must deal with its own racism issues before condemning Russia ahead of the World Cup.