Russia internationals handed jail terms

Two Russia internationals have received prison sentences for their part in a drunken bar fight last year.

Krasnodar midfielder Pavel Mamaev and Zenit forward Alexander Kokorin were arrested in October after assaulting a man in a Moscow hotel parking lot.

The pair then assaulted a trade ministry employee and his associate in a cafe.

A court charged the pair with hooliganism and harming an individual’s health.

Mamaev was sentenced to 17 months, while Kokorin was given 18 months.

They will serve reduced sentences of six and seven months respectively for time already served.

Kokorin, 28, has won 48 caps for his country to date and was part of the Russia squad at Euro 2012, the World Cup in Brazil in 2014, and Euro 2016.

Mamaev, 30, made his international debut back in 2010 and won the last of his 15 caps in 2016.

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