England FA expresses concern to FIFA about anti-doping

Published stolen material claimed some players were given medical exemptions for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The Football Association has written to FIFA to express its concern about last month’s hack of anti-doping documents related to the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.

The stolen material, published by the Russian-linked group the Fancy Bears, revealed that several players, including five members of the Argentina squad, were given medical exemptions to use otherwise banned drugs.

Sources say that even prior to this incident, which casts another cloud of suspicion over next summer’s World Cup in Russia, the FA had