Jim Walden, an attorney for the World Anti-Doping Agency informer Grigory Rodchenkov , said whether FIFA representatives contacted him or his client , who is currently studying data from WADA about the possible use of doping by Russian players.
“Rodchenkov has information that the Russian football players were covered by the state doping system. But there is still no indication that FIFA would like to keep in touch with me or receive information from Dr. Rodchenkov, “Walden AP quotes.
Earlier it became known that the International Football Federation had asked WADA to provide it with new information on doping tests of Russian athletes in priority. FIFA expects to put an end to the investigation as soon as possible against a number of Russian players who are suspected of using doping, given the approach of the 2018 World Cup in Russia. It was reported that we are talking about 34 players, 23 of which were part of the Russian national team’s bid for the 2014 World Cup. Rodchenkov noted that he had evidence of violations on their part.