Russian media reported it relates to the referee allegedly failing in his duty to inform UEFA about an approach to corrupt a game. The game is reportedly a Europa League qualifier in July 2018 between Ventspils and Bordeaux. The French team won 1-0 in Latvia.
Lapochkin has been on the FIFA-managed list of match officials approved for international games since 2013. He has handled a 2018 World Cup qualifying game between Albania and Liechtenstein, and games in qualifying rounds for the Champions League and Europa League.
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