Russia cuts World Cup squad player who faced doping case

Published 12:35 p.m. ET May 14, 2018 | Updated 12:52 p.m. ET May 14, 2018

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia cut from its World Cup squad a player who faced a doping investigation.

The Russian Football Union said on Monday defender Ruslan Kambolov injured a calf muscle during a game for Rubin Kazan the day before. He was replaced by 38-year-old veteran Sergei Ignashevich, who has come out of international retirement.

The RFU said coaches dropped Kambolov, “taking into account the training time (until the World Cup begins) and the possibility of exacerbating the problem.”

Kambolov was…

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