'FIFA are not world doping police' | The Daily Star
12:12 AM, December 20, 2016 / LAST MODIFIED: 05:04 AM, December 20, 2016

'FIFA are not world doping police'

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has ruled out taking the 2018 World Cup from Russia in the wake of the latest findings of the McLaren report.

"FIFA is not the world police and certainly not the world doping police," the head of world football's governing body told German magazine Der Spiegel.

"Our disciplinary bodies will take care of anything in the McLaren report which has anything to do with football.

"Boycotts and bans have never solved any problems," Infantino added as he ruled out stripping Russia of the 2018 World Cup finals.

The McLaren report, the second part of which was announced ten days ago, revealed systematic doping in Russia between 2011 and 2015 which involved more than 1,000 athletes in several sports, including football.

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