Kokorin & Mamaev handed jail terms over brawls

Russia internationals Aleksandr Kokorin and Pavel Mamaev have been jailed along with two other men after being found guilty of hooliganism.

Zenit forward Kokorin and Krasnodar midfielder Mamaev were sentenced to 18 and 17 months respectively by a court in Moscow.

Kokorin, his younger brother Kirill, Mamaev and their friend Alexander Portosavitsky were remanded in custody last October after attacking trade ministry official Denis Pak and driver Vitaly Solovchuk in brawls in the Russian capital.

After the victims were medically examined, the original count of battery was downgraded to "premeditated infliction of light bodily injuries".

Kirill Kokorin will serve 18 months, with Portosavitsky handed 17 months.

Aleksandr Kokorin, 28, who missed his country's home World Cup through injury but has 48 caps, will appeal against the verdict, his lawyer Tatyana Stukalova told Russian state news agency TASS.

Mamaev, 30, won the last of his 15 caps for Russia in a 3-0 defeat to Wales at Euro 2016.

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