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Won’t Separate Team From Ukraine In EUROs Play-Off Stage Says Russian Sports Minister

Russian National Team
Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko said in a statement that avoiding the two nations from playing each-other if both the teams win the group stages in the 2016 will not be considered.

“No one will isolate the groups. There will be no governmental issues included,” Mutko said on Tuesday, reports Tass.

is drawn in Group B and will play against , Slovakia and Wales, while Ukraine will face , Poland and Northern Ireland in Group C.

The EUROs will be played in and will be played for a month from 10th June to 10th July.

“Russian football has never experienced any problems with doping. Up to 2,000 samples were taken a year. FC CSKA was tested at the preliminary stage along with other leader clubs and there were no problems. Football players of our national team were also tested in March in France and everything was all right. I hope that there will also be no problems at the Euro Cup,” the sports minister said.

The Russian minister is also confident about his national team keeping safe from doping scandals.

Russia will face , Czech Republic and in preparatory friendlies for the EUROs.

Russian team is expected to arrive in France by 5th June.

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