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ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

FIFA confirms doping investigation into Russian players

Russia's national team could be so much better if their league was stronger.
Russia's 2014 World Cup squad is under investigation by FIFA, according to a report

Russia's entire 2014 World Cup squad is being examined by FIFA after allegations of suspected doping, according to a report by the Mail on Sunday, with world football's governing body confirming an investigation is ongoing.

The 23 players on the Russia team that lost in the group stages in Brazil three years ago are among at least 34 Russian footballers in the list of over 1,000 athletes listed as "people of interest" in reports commissioned by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)...

 By PA Sport

Divers to receive immediate punishment with VAR - Howard Webb

The ESPN FC panel answer your tweets on Dani Alves and Manchester City, the latest VAR decisions and much more.

Howard Webb says diving players will run the risk of "immediate punishment'' under the introduction of the Video Assistant Referee system.

VAR is to be introduced in Major League Soccer from Aug. 5, as well as from the third round of the upcoming season's FA Cup, ahead of a potential wider implementation which will be decided upon sometime after the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

Retrospective punishment for diving will already be introduced for 2017-18, but the arrival of VAR will provide the greater...

ESPN FC  By ESPN staff

OnScene: ESPN FC's Confederations Cup updates from Russia - Matchday 3

Tom Marshall and Mark Ogden report from Kazan to preview Mexico's Confederations Cup clash with hosts Russia.
The FC crew argue about Mexico's talent and results after Herculez Gomez says they currently have more talent than ever.

ESPN FC is "OnScene" in Russia for the Confederations Cup. 

With Matchday 2 having finished, the eight competing nations are getting ready for their third and final group-stage game. Stay in touch with everything our correspondents have been getting up to.

SATURDAY, June 24

Mark discovers a plane in an unusual place

A random Russian Concorde in the middle of a Kazan housing estate...

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Long way from home

 By Tom Marshall

Andres Guardado hails Mexico fans for stopping use of anti-gay chant

With Mexico under heavy pressure to get a win, John Sutcliffe expects head coach Juan Carlos Osorio to rotate his lineup.
The FC crew argue about Mexico's talent and results after Herculez Gomez says they currently have more talent than ever.
John Sutcliffe reports from Sochi on the keys to Mexico's victory in a game full of squad changes against New Zealand.

KAZAN, Russia -- Mexico midfielder and captain Andres Guardado has praised El Tri fans in Russia for not continuing to shout a chant considered an anti-gay slur by FIFA.

Mexico supporters in Sochi at the Confederations Cup were silent as New Zealand's goalkeeper took his goal kicks in El Tri's 2-1 victory on Wednesday, following a fresh warning from FIFA after Mexico's first game of the tournament against Portugal.

"It's good that they stopped in the last game," said PSV Eindhoven's Guardado, who...

FIFA takes no further action on Mexico-New Zealand clashes

Herculez Gomez says a loss to Russia will increase the unwarranted pressure on Mexico coach Juan Carlos Osorio.
With Mexico under heavy pressure to get a win, John Sutcliffe expects head coach Juan Carlos Osorio to rotate his lineup.
Three yellow cards were brandished with the help of VAR, following a clash late on between Mexico and New Zealand.
Three yellow cards were brandished with the help of VAR, following a clash late on between Mexico and New Zealand.
New Zealand coach Anthony Hudson believes his side deserved at least a point against Mexico in their 2-1 defeat.
Juan Carlos Osorio is shown his old room in West Derby where he used to spy on Liverpool from his window over 20 years ago.
John Sutcliffe reports from Sochi on the keys to Mexico's victory in a game full of squad changes against New Zealand.

ST. PETERSBURG, Russia -- FIFA will not intervene after reviewing two volatile clashes between New Zealand and Mexico players and coaches.

FIFA says "it has been verified that there are no grounds for any disciplinary action to be taken."

Tempers flared in a running brawl late in Mexico's 2-1 comeback win on Wednesday in Sochi.

Three players were shown yellow cards after match officials paused the game to review video.

Replays showed at least one other player went unpunished after running into the...

 By Sam Borden

Confederations Cup shows how sports media in Russia differs from politics

While Russia defeated New Zealand in the Confederations Cup opener, many questions still surround their predictability.

MOSCOW -- The ball was in the back of the net, and the television commentator was shouting excitedly about how Russia -- the host! -- had scored the first goal of the Confederations Cup. With the score, the Russians took the lead on New Zealand, kicking off their turn on football's global stage in splendid fashion.

In the stadium's stands, the Russian fans roared. On the field, the managers looked ecstatic, and the players exultant. But here, in the newsroom of Sport Express, one of Russia's most...