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In the Russian team commented on the suspicions of the German journalists who drew attention to the fact that the players were breathing ammonia at halftime of the playoffs of the world Cup 2018. The words of the team doctor Edward Bezuglova leads “CHempionata”.
“We are talking about ordinary ammonia, which is used in world sport for many years in many different countries. It’s hard to say what kind of imagination you need to have to suspect ammonia some secret doping,” said Bezuglov.
Journalists of the German newspaper Bild have noticed that in between breaks of the matches, the playoffs of the world Cup the players of the national team of Russia breathed in ammonia. Material backed by photo and Russian defender Ilya Kutepov, through the nose, inhaling some substance in veins. The authors stressed that ammonia is not a banned substance, but has a stimulating effect that can improve the flow of oxygen in the athlete’s body. According to journalists, thus the Russians gained an advantage over the opponent.
Team Russia beat Spain in penalty shootouts with the score 4:3 (1:1) in the 1/8 final of the world Cup. The Russians have stopped in a step from the semi-finals of the world Cup in the 1/4 final match defeated the team of Stanislav Cherchesov has caused Croats (2-2 in normal and extra time, 3:4 on penalties).
The 2018 world Cup will end on July 15.
Video, photo All from Russia.