Federation Internationale de Football Association bans Peru captain Guerrero 1 year for doping

Federation Internationale de Football Association bans Peru captain Guerrero 1 year for doping

The 33-year-old striker, who plays for Flamengo in Brazil, had been provisionally suspended after failing a doping test following Peru's World Cup qualifier against Argentina in Buenos Aires in October.

PERU'S all-time leading goalscorer Paolo Guerrero will miss the World Cup after he was banned from football for taking cocaine.

By testing positive for a prohibited substance, the player has violated article 6 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations and, as such, contravened article 63 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

The ban, which took effect on November 3, prevents Guerrero from playing in all domestic and worldwide matches and means the player will miss next year's World Cup in Russian Federation.

He was given a one-month provisional ban on November 4, forcing him out of Peru's World Cup qualifying playoff games against New Zealand. His options now are to appeal the suspension to FIFA's appeals committee or the arbitration court of sport, per SI.com's Luis Miguel Echegaray.

Paolo Guerrero, the all-time leading goal scorer in the history of the Peruvian national soccer team, has been suspended for 12 months by Federation Internationale de Football Association after testing positive for cocaine.

Paolo Guerrero will miss the World Cup.

The South American side have been drawn in Group C, along with France, Australia and Denmark.

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