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Morocco player fails drug test

August 28, 2013
By ESPN staff

FIFA has provisionally suspended a Morocco international after he failed a drug test.

Sepp Blatter
PA PhotosFIFA president Sepp Blatter has spoken of his desire to improve doping tests.

The player, who has not been named, has until September 4 to tell FIFA whether he would like a hearing.

His A and B samples, which both tested positive for a prohibited substance, were taken after Morocco beat Tanzania 2-1 in a World Cup qualifier in Marrakech on June 8.

A statement on the governing body’s website read: “The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended a Moroccan international footballer for an initial period of 30 days and opened disciplinary proceedings following an adverse analytical finding in relation to a doping control conducted after the 2014 FIFA World Cup qualifier played in Marrakech, Morocco on 8 June 2013.

“Irrespective of whether or not the player requests a hearing, the player and/or the Moroccan Football Association have until 11 September to submit a statement and all related and supporting documentary evidence.”

Information from the Press Association was used in this report.

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