FIFPro Calls For Doping Reform After Guerrero Banned for World Cup

FIFPro Calls For Doping Reform After Guerrero Banned for World Cup

Peru's joy has quickly turned to disappointment after captain Paolo Guerrero was ruled out of the World Cup after his doping ban, which had just expired, was increased from six to 14 months by the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Peru will be at this summer's 2018 World Cup for the first time since 1982 after its admirable showing on CONMEBOL's qualifying, but if hopes to do any damage at the tournament, it's going to have to without arguably its best and most high-profile player.

Taking into account the circumstances of the case, the FIFA AC imposed a 6-month period of ineligibility on the Player, instead of the 1-year minimum suspension provided by the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations, applicable in case of no significant fault or negligence.

Guerrero had just completed a six-month ban after testing positive for cocaine - contained in a tea - when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) increased it to 14 months on Monday.

In a statement, CAS said: The CAS Panel confirmed the existence of an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) committed by Mr Guerrero but also accepted that he did not attempt to enhance his performance by ingesting the prohibited substance. The substance is a metabolite of cocaine.

CAS says Guerrero will be banned for 14 months which lasts until January.

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Guerrero was serving a suspension when Peru beat New Zealand 2-0 over two legs in last November's intercontinental World Cup play-off.

Guerrero marked his return from the Federation Internationale de Football Association ban with a goal for Flamengo in a 3-2 loss to Chapecoense. It ended on May 3, making Guerrero eligible to play at the June 14-July 15 World Cup in Russian Federation.

Capped 86 times for his country, the experienced striker now plays for the Brazilian club Flamengo.

Bolivia fielded an ineligible player in a 2-0 win over Peru, and that result was overturned to a 3-0 loss by default.

Guerrero, who has denied wrongdoing throughout, had also appealed to CAS to request the ban be annulled altogether. Without the three extra points, Peru would have fallen below Chile and Paraguay in the standings and out of contention.

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