CONMEBOL bans River Plate duo for doping

0 Comment(s)Print E-mail Xinhua, October 6, 2017
Adjust font size:

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct. 5 (Xinhua) -- River Plate's Lucas Martinez Quarta and Camilo Mayada have been banned by the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) for seven months and fined 20,000 US dollars each for failed doping tests.

The penalty will be backdated to the start of their provisional ban, meaning they will be free to resume playing in mid-December, according to a CONMEBOL source.

Uruguay international midfielder Mayada, 26, tested positive to the diuretic hydrochlorothiazide in a sample given after River Plate's Copa Libertadores match against Melgar on May 18.

Fellow midfielder Martinez Quarta, 21, was found to have traces of the same substance in his system after the clash with Emelec on May 10.

Both players have denied knowingly taking the substance. Enditem

Follow on Twitter and Facebook to join the conversation.
ChinaNews App Download
Print E-mail Bookmark and Share

Go to Forum >>0 Comment(s)

No comments.

Add your comments...

  • User Name Required
  • Your Comment
  • Enter the words you see:   
    Racist, abusive and off-topic comments may be removed by the moderator.
Send your storiesGet more from