Previous
Getafe
Valencia
0
3
FT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Ipswich Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
Academica de Coimbra
Estoril
2
2
FT
Game Details
Getafe
Valencia
0
3
FT
Game Details
Wigan Athletic
Ipswich Town
1
2
FT
Game Details
Chester City
Wrexham
2
1
FT
Game Details
Spezia
Carpi
1
2
FT
Game Details
Valenciennes
Clermont Foot
2
1
FT
Game Details
Academica de Coimbra
Estoril
2
2
FT
Game Details
FK Amkar Perm
Krasnodar
1
2
FT
Game Details
FK Torpedo Moscow
Dinamo Moscow
1
3
FT
Game Details
Istanbul Buyuksehir BSK
Trabzonspor
1
1
FT
Game Details
Bursaspor
Besiktas
0
1
FT
Game Details
Panetolikos
PAOK Salonika
0
1
FT
Game Details
FC Vestsjaelland
AaB
1
0
FT
Game Details
Atvidabergs FF
IFK Norrkoping
2
2
FT
Game Details
Defensa y Justicia
San Lorenzo
1
3
FT
Game Details
Racing Club
Newell's Old Boys
1
1
FT
Game Details
Unión de Santa Fe
Huracán
3
0
FT
Game Details
Douglas Haig
Guarini A. Franco
1
1
FT
Game Details
Santamarina
Patronato
0
0
FT
Game Details
River Plate
Fénix
3
1
FT
Game Details
Shimizu S-Pulse
Gamba Osaka
5:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vegalta Sendai
Kashima Antlers
5:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Albirex Niigata
Urawa Red Diamonds
5:30 AM GMT
Game Details
FC Tokyo
Tokushima Vortis
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Yokohama F. Marinos
Sanfrecce Hiroshima
6:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Omiya Ardija
Kawasaki Frontale
6:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Next
Sep 12, 2013

Rummenigge wants more doping tests

Bayern Munich chief executive Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has called for more blood-doping tests to keep football clean.

Don't preach water and drink wine instead, says Rummenigge.
Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has warned that doping could cause great damage to football's image.

Following lengthy negotiations, the German football association (DFB) and the National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) signed an agreement this summer to introduce blood-doping tests during training.

The agreement stipulates that 500 doping tests will be carried out throughout the season, with 85% based on urine samples and the remainder -- totalling 75 -- blood-based. The tests will be spread across the 36 clubs in Germany’s top two divisions.

The DFB had been heavily criticised for only introducing tests during training, and not providing sufficient funds to carry out post-match blood-doping tests, although the association’s vice-president, Rainer Koch, said last month that he hoped that situation would change “towards the second part of the season”.

On Wednesday, speaking at the Bavarian Academy for Advertising and Marketing, Rummenigge -- who also acts as chairman of the European Club Association -- underlined the importance of keeping performance-enhancing drugs out of sport.

Abendzeitung quoted him as saying: “We need to introduce controls and also punish people.

“The discussion is: ‘Do we have to introduce more blood-doping tests?’ We have to meet that sociopolitical challenge. We have to try to keep football clean in order to prevent great damage to its image. I would have no problem with increasing the number of blood-doping tests.”

Meanwhile, DFB team doctor Tim Meyer has called for an equal ratio of training and post-match tests and said that full control should be handed over to NADA.

Meyer added in Die Zeit that NADA required better funding from the state so as “not to have a dependency on sponsors and associations”.

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.