ARTEM DZYUBA has been axed from the Russia squad after a video allegedly exhibiting him masturbating has been leaked on-line.
Video footage of a person, claimed to be the Zenit Saint Petersburg star, pleasuring himself in mattress went viral on Saturday night time.
The person, believed to be the Russian skipper, poked his tongue out on the digital cameraCredit score: Twitter
Dzyuba turned a nationwide treasure on the 2018 World Cup when he scored thrice to assist his group attain the quarterfinals.
He was handed the captain’s armband after the match by supervisor Stanislav Cherchesov.
However Cherchesov confirmed the 32-year-old has been dropped following the video claims.
Russia can be with out Dzyuba for the upcoming video games towards Moldolva, Turkey and Serbia.
He stated: “The scenario with Artem Dzyuba has nothing to do with the Russian nationwide group from a sports activities standpoint.
“Subsequently, we see no want to offer detailed evaluative feedback on this matter.
“Nevertheless, the teaching workers of the nationwide group understands very effectively that the nationwide group ought to put together for the November matches with Moldova, Turkey and Serbia in situations of most focus and never be distracted by extraneous issues.
“We have now at all times emphasised that everybody, each on and off the soccer area, should correspond to the extent and standing of a participant within the nationwide group.
Artem Dzyuba has been dropped for Russia’s upcoming matchesCredit score: AFP
“On this regard, in the present day it was determined to not name Artem Dzyuba to the present coaching camp with a view to shield each the group and the soccer participant from extreme negativity and stress.
“Dzyuba can have time to normalise the scenario.
“I hope that this subject will not be raised throughout the group’s work at this coaching camp.”
Dzyuba, who’s team-mates with former Chelsea defender Yuri Zhirkov, has not but commented on the alleged leaked video.
Nevertheless it’s not the primary time that the previous Spartak Moscow star has hit the headlines for the mistaken causes.
He precipitated a stir when he was filmed simulating intercourse with team-mate Sardar Azmoun after a match.
Sporting solely his pants, he grabbed Azmoun across the neck and appeared to thrust him from behind.
Nevertheless Dzyuba was in a position to put the difficulty to at least one aspect as he scored a vital aim in Zenit’s win over Krasnodar and wildly celebrated.