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Morocco player fails doping test at WCup qualifier
FIFA opens case against Morocco player for positive doping test at World Cup qualifier
Associated Press
2013-08-28 11:42 PM

ZURICH (AP) -- FIFA has provisionally suspended a Morocco player who tested positive for doping at a World Cup qualifying match.

FIFA did not identify the player, who was suspended Wednesday from all football for 30 days.

The player failed a test after Morocco beat Tanzania 2-1 in Marrakech in June.

Morocco cannot qualify for the World Cup. The team trails Ivory Coast by five points with one match remaining.

FIFA says the player and the Morocco Football Association have until Sept. 11 to submit statements and evidence in the disciplinary case.

It's the third doping case FIFA is currently prosecuting. A Tahiti player tested positive at the Confederations Cup in June, and a Jamaica player failed a test at a World Cup qualifier, also in June.

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