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    FIFA announced that the analyses of all doping tests conducted for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 have yielded negative results, according to official statement.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) – All doping tests conducted during the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia showed negative results, FIFA said on Monday in a statement.

    "FIFA today announced that the analyses of all doping tests conducted for the FIFA Confederations Cup Russia 2017 have yielded negative results," the statement said.

    FIFA said that it had set up its largest ever anti-doping program for the FIFA Confederations Cup.

    "Overall, there were a total of 379 tests and 854 player samples (362 urine, 248 serum and 244 blood) were collected, in some cases in collaboration with the confederations and national anti-doping organizations for the pre-competition controls. Out of the total tests, 239 were done directly by FIFA, 175 of them out of competition and 64 in competition," the statement said.

    The association pointed out that all the collected samples had been analyzed by laboratories accredited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

    The 2017 Confederations Cup was held in the Russian cities of Kazan, Sochi, St. Petersburg and Moscow from June 17-July 2. The German national football team won the tournament with a score of 1-0 in the final match against the Chilean team.


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