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Kallon and Blasi doping bans reduced

MILAN, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Inter Milan striker Mohammed Kallon and Parma midfielder Manuele Blasi have had doping bans reduced after appeal.

The pair had been suspended after testing positive for performance-enhancing steroids this season.

The Italian Football Federation's appeal commission said in a statement that Kallon's eight-month ban had been reduced to six months and Blasi's cut from six to five months. Both suspensions began in October.

Kallon tested positive for metabolites of the steroid nandrolone after Inter's game with Udinese in September while Blasi failed a test for norandrosterone after Parma's game with Perugia on September 14.

The other Serie A player to have tested positive this season, Perugia's Al Saadi Gaddafi, the son of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, is available to play again after his three-month ban ended.