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Peru captain Paolo Guerrero to miss World Cup after being hit with one-year ban for taking cocaine
By Reuters Reporter
07:28 EST 08 Dec 2017, updated 09:19 EST 08 Dec 2017
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Paolo Guerrero had been provisionally suspended after failing doping test
33-year-old striker was handed one-year ban by FIFA so will miss World Cup
Guerrero tested positive for cocaine which is categorised as a stimulant
Peru will be without captain in Russia after they qualified for first time since 1982
Peru captain Paolo Guerrero will miss next year’s World Cup after being handed a one-year ban for taking cocaine, FIFA said on Friday.
The 33-year-old striker, who plays for Flamengo in Brazil, had been provisionally suspended after failing a doping test following Peru’s World Cup qualifier against Argentina in Buenos Aires in October.
World football’s governing body said in a statement its Disciplinary Committee had found that Guerrero had violated article six of the organisation’s Anti-Doping Regulations.
Cocaine is a stimulant and is incorporated on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rundown of execution upgrading substances.
Peru met all requirements for the World Cup finals out of the blue since 1982 by beating New Zealand in a two-legged playoff. Guerrero missed both of those matches.
Guererro will be an immense miss for Peru as a pioneer and goal scorer. He has 82 tops for his nation and 32 goal altogether.
Peru captain Paolo Guerrero to miss World Cup in the wake of being hit with one-year boycott for taking cocaine.
The 33-year-old striker, who plays for Flamengo in Brazil, had been temporarily suspended in the wake of coming up short a doping test following Peru’s World Cup qualifier against Argentina in Buenos Aires in October.
World football’s overseeing body said in an announcement its Disciplinary Committee had discovered that Guerrero had abused article six of the association’s Anti-Doping Regulations.
with the best level, having put in two years at Bayern Munich between 2004-06, amid which time he scored 10 times in 27 games.
Guerrero at that point moved to Hamburg where he set up himself as a dependable nearness in advance, playing more than 100 times for the club.
His boycott will be back-dated to November 3 and will apply to international, domestic and official friendly fixtures.