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    A former top-flight Russian footballer has confessed to being involved in a brawl that left a young man dead, Russia’s Investigative Committee said Tuesday.

    MOSCOW, July 9 (R-Sport) - A former top-flight Russian footballer has confessed to being involved in a brawl that left a young man dead, Russia’s Investigative Committee said Tuesday.

    Former Torpedo Moscow defender Mikhail Rekudanov, 27, turned himself in to a police station in the Russian capital on Monday after hearing that he was wanted in connection with the death of a 23-year-old man from Kyrgyzstan, a spokesman for the city's Investigative Committee said.

    "After hearing from the media that he was wanted [in connection with the crime], Rekudanov appeared voluntarily ...  and wrote a confession," a statement posted on the Investigative Committee website says.

    The victim, who has not been identified, died of multiple stab wounds a brawl involving Rekudanov escalated in northern Moscow in May, the statement says.

    The statement confirms that Rekudanov has been detained and questioned, but does not give any details about what charges he is to face.

    As a player, Rekudanov spent most of his career in the lower divisions of Russian football but scored twice in 26 games during a yearlong Premier League loan spell with Torpedo Moscow in 2010.

    He is currently listed as a player for Moscow Region amateur team FC Lyubertsy-Zvezda.

    In Russia, murder carries a maximum sentence of life in prison.

    Updated with new headline at 13:03

     

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    Torpedo, Investigative Committee, Russian Premier League, Kyrgyzstan
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