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Sweden Striker Berg to Avoid Ban for Skipping Doping Test at World Cup - Reports

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Sweden striker Marcus Berg will not be punished by FIFA despite skipping a doping test after his side's 2-1 loss to Germany in their second Group F match at the FIFA World Cup on Saturday, the Swedish website reported Monday.

According to the media, Berg was randomly chosen by a FIFA doping officer for a test after the match but did not turn up as he went to give TV interviews instead.

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However, the player will not be banned by FIFA for flouting the rules and delaying his test and could play in his side's match against Group F leaders Mexico on Wednesday.

Russia's first-ever FIFA World Cup will last till July 15, with a total of 64 matches set to be held at 12 stadiums across 11 cities.


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