Moroccan International Provisionally Suspended by FIFA for Banned Substance

August 28, 2013

A Moroccan international footballer has been ‘provisionally suspended’ by FIFA for an initial 30 days on suspicions of using a banned substance.

A statement from FIFA said the ruling came after an ‘adverse analytical finding’ in relation to a doping control after Morocco’s 2-1 victory over Tanzania on June 8.

After receiving the ‘A’ sample result, the player in question requested an analysis of the ‘B’ sample, which also tested positive for a prohibited substance.

The substance is included in the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) 2013 prohibited list.

An official FIFA statement read: “The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has provisionally suspended a Moroccan international footballer for an initial period of 30 days and opened disciplinary proceedings.

“The decision taken by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee was duly notified to the Moroccan Football Association on 28 August. The player has until 4 September to inform FIFA of whether he wishes to request a hearing.”