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Two Russia internationals jailed for hooliganism

European News By: Ikponmwosa Umweni | 09/05/2019

Two Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev jailed for hooliganism after attacking official with a chair and drunkenly beating chauffeur.

The 27-year-old Zenit St Petersburg star Kokorin and Krasnodar midfielder Mamaev, 30, attacked a trade ministry official in an upmarket Moscow cafe and beat up a driver after a boozy night out in October 2018 and then beat chauffeur of a TV presenter as he waited in a car park.

The driver was rushed to hospital with injuries and a criminal probe was opened and a Moscow court also convicted two of their co-defendants including Kokorin's brother, issuing similar sentences.

Kokorin has been sentenced to 18 months in jail and Mamaev 17 months after a Moscow court also convicted two of their co-defendants including Kokorin's brother, issuing similar sentences.

Both players have already served about seven months in detention, which will count towards their sentence.

The pair have 63 caps between them and only injury kept Kokorin out of last summer's World Cup squad on home soil.
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