Cheryshev cleared after doping investigation

Spain's anti-doping agency has confirmed an investigation into Russia star Denis Cheryshev has been closed.

Russia star Denis Cheryshev.   -  Getty Images

Denis Cheryshev has been cleared of an alleged doping offence by the Spanish Anti-Doping Agency (AEPSAD) following an investigation.

Cheryshev was investigated after his father indicated in an interview his son had used growth hormone treatment, which the player later denied.

The 27-year-old was one of the stars of the World Cup, scoring four goals as hosts Russia surprisingly reached the quarter-finals before losing to Croatia.

Cheryshev shared a letter, purportedly from AEPSAD, on social media on Thursday saying the investigation has been archived due to a lack of evidence showing any "irregular conduct" on the player's behalf.

 

AEPSAD later confirmed to Omnisport that the case had indeed been closed and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) had been informed.

Cheryshev has made two LaLiga appearances for Valencia this season after joining the club from fellow LaLiga side Villarreal on loan.

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