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Doping sample of a footballer from Russian Football National League tests positive

The name of the player was not disclosed

MOSCOW, May 20. /TASS/. The Russian Football Union (RFU) has been notified by the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) that one of the footballers from the Russian Football National League (FNL) tested positive for a banned performance enhancing drug, the RFU press service announced on Monday.

The name of the football player, whose doping sample allegedly tested positive for a banned substance, was not disclosed.

"The RFU received a letter from RUSADA about an initiation of a disciplinary case over an alleged violation of anti-doping regulations by one of the footballers from the Russian National Football League," the RFU said in a statement.

"According to RUSADA’s information, a banned substance was discovered in a doping sample collected from of this footballer after a match," the statement reads.

"The RFU will hold a joint interior investigation in this regard and will report the results to the Disciplinary Committee of RUSADA," the RFU added.

The FNL press service said in its statement later in the day that it would provide the necessary assistance in the investigation of this particular case.

"The Football National League reiterates its zero-tolerance stance regarding any violation of anti-doping regulations and expresses its interest in the unbiased investigation into the case at the issue," FNL President Igor Yefremov was quoted as saying in the statement.