Shakhtar Donetsk midfielder Fred tested positive in an anti-doping screening during the Copa America in Chile earlier this summer, reports in Brazil have confirmed.
In testing the player's urine, the doping commission found the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide, which is a prohibited substance that can be used as a masking agents for others.
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The results of a second test to provide counter-evidence will be released on Tuesday.
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Borussia Dortmund's Henrikh Mkhitaryan says his former teammate Douglas Costa will have a hard time conquering a spot in Bayern Munich's squad.
The two played together at Shakhtar Donetsk from 2010-2013 before Mkhitaryan moved to Germany, where Costa will debut for Bayern next season after a €30 million move this summer.
"Bayern has many extraordinary footballers, that won't be easy for him," Mkhitaryan told kicker. "But he will do everything to take his chance and conquer a spot in the...
Mircea Lucescu, coach of Douglas Costa's former club Shakhtar Donetsk, contradicted comments he made last week by saying that Costa is not yet good enough for Bayern Munich.
"I think Costa is not yet strong enough for Bayern. Ribery and Robben are a different caliber," Lucescu told Bild, although he added that Costa can improve. "He can grow and make it there."
Last week Lucescu had praised Costa's qualities, saying: "He is equally good with both feet, has a sense for free spaces, a strong shot...