Star Russian footballers face jail after 'racist' assault

Sevilla's Spanish forward Nolito (left) and FK Krasnodar's Russian midfielder Pavel Mamaev vie for the ball during their Uefa Europa League group J match in Krasnodar on October 4, 2018. PHOTO | AFP |

What you need to know:

  • Russian Premier League club Krasnodar pledged to do everything to terminate Mamaev's contract, while Zenit said Kokorin's role in the incident was "disgusting."
  • "We are currently looking into how to terminate a contract with the player," FC Krasnodar said.
  • The club said Mamaev, 30, would have to pay "the largest possible fine" and would be barred from training with the first team for the time being.

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