IOC’s Russia recommendations not to affect World Cup 2018 – FIFA
An International Olympic Committee recommendation that Russia be banned from hosting international competitions will not involve the 2018 World Cup, which is to become held inside the nation, FIFA said.
"FIFA is at present in full preparation for the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017 and the 2018 FIFA Planet Cup in Russia and is convinced they may be thriving events for fans and participating teams," FIFA's press service stated as quoted by TASS.
The statement also added that the IOC executive representatives addressed "Olympic Winter Sports Federations" only and has nothing at all to do with football competitions.
On Monday the Planet Anti-Doping Agency suggested that FIFA to probe Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who's also a member of FIFA's Executive Board. The call followed the release on the most current WADA report on Monday.
Commissioned by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, the outcomes in the report allege that Russian athletes had been involved in widespread doping amid a state cover-up. The investigation also suggested that the Sports Ministry had been well conscious of the schemes.
In an interview with RT McLaren said he "had enough" proof to prove the state links, on the other hand he refrained from offering the public with them. "We have not published it but we certainly have it. And we're not going to publish it," McLaren said, citing the really need to protect his sources' anonymity.
Following the release on the report the IOC Executive Board discussed possible measures against Russia on Tuesday. Nevertheless there is absolutely no final choice as of yet.
FIFA on its element mentioned that they may conduct doping monitoring as it did through earlier competitions. "For the 2018 FIFA Globe Cup and the FIFA Confederations Cup 2017, as for all FIFA competitions, FIFA might be in charge in the anti-doping programme both prior to and for the duration of the competitors," the statement reads as cited by TASS.