San Lorenzo striker fails doping test
BUENOS AIRES, April 17 (Reuters) - San Lorenzo striker Carlos Cordone has failed a doping test, the Argentine Football Association said on Wednesday.
The AFA said the test was taken after the 1-1 draw against Gimnasia-La Plata on April 4 but did not say which substances had been found.
'Banned substances were found in the player Carlos Cordone,' said AFA spokesman Raul Steimberg, adding that the club and player had been told but a second test would also be carried out.
'We won't know the substance until then,' Steimberg added.
On Tuesday, the South American Football Confederation said that two players with Paraguayan club 12 de Octubre had tested positive for cocaine after the Libertadores Cup match away to El Nacional of Ecuador.
Jorge Valdez and Derlis Gomez were banned from CSF-organised competitions for six games or six months - whichever is the longest.
12 de Octubre said they would appeal.
The club said the players had drunk coca tea, a common and legal remedy against altitude sickness in the Andean region, before the match, which was played at 2,800 metres above sea level.