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World Cup 2018

Cheryshev cleared after doping investigation

Spain's anti-doping agency has confirmed an investigation into Russia star Denis Cheryshev has been closed.

Cheryshev cleared after doping investigation
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Denis Cheryshev has been cleared of an alleged doping offence by the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency (AEPSAD) following an investigation.

Doping case closed on Cheryshev

Cheryshev was investigated after his father indicated in an interview his son had used growth hormone treatment, which the player later denied.

The 27-year-old was one of the stars of the World Cup, scoring four goals as hosts Russia surprisingly reached the quarter-finals before losing to Croatia.

Cheryshev shared a letter, purportedly from AEPSAD, on social media on Thursday saying the investigation has been archived due to a lack of evidence showing any "irregular conduct" on the player's behalf.

AEPSAD later confirmed to Omnisport that the case had indeed been closed and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) had been informed.

Cheryshev has made two LaLiga appearances for Valencia this season after joining the club from fellow LaLiga side Villarreal on loan.


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