Thursday, September 26, 2013

Football: Bulgarian Player suspended over Anti-doping test

The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended a Bulgarian international footballer for an initial period of 30 days follow
ing an adverse analytical finding in relation to a doping control conducted after the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™ qualifier played in Valletta, Malta, on 10 September 2013.

In this regard, the analysis of the “A' sample has revealed the presence of prohibited substances included in WADA’s 2013 Prohibited List.

The decision taken by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee was duly communicated to the Bulgarian Football Union on 26 September.

The decision to provisionally suspend the player was taken in accordance with articles 38ff of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations and articles 129ff of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.In line with article 74 paragraph 2 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations, only after it has been determined in a hearing that an anti-doping rule violation has occurred, or after such hearing has been waived, or the assertion of an anti-doping rule violation has not been timely challenged, may FIFA publicly report the anti-doping rule that has been violated, the name of the player who has committed the violation, the prohibited substance and the consequences imposed.

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