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Fluminense rocked by new drug scandal

English.news.cn   2013-05-08 10:29:20            

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 7 (Xinhua) -- Fluminense striker Michael faces a two-year ban after testing positive to cocaine use, the club confirmed on Tuesday.

The 20-year-old gave a positive sample after his team's 2-0 victory over Resende in the Campeonato Carioca on April 6.

"This is the type of news that nobody wants to hear," Fluminense's executive director Rodrigo Caetano said. "We will talk with our legal and medical departments to determine the treatment that Michael will receive."

The Rio de Janeiro club has forgone the option of requesting a B sample.Michael's case will be heard by a sports justice tribunal later this month, which could suspend the player for two years.

It is the second drug scandal to hit Fluminense in less than a week after former Portugal midfielder Deco tested positive to the banned diuretic Furosemide.

The 35-year-old has contracted his own legal team to argue the result was due to contaminated vitamins.


Deco fails B test, faces two-year ban

RIO DE JANEIRO, May 3 (Xinhua) -- Fluminense midfielder Deco faces a two-year football ban after results of a B sample confirmed the presence of a banned diuretic.

The 35-year-old has contracted his own legal team to argue the positive test was the result of taking contaminated vitamins, Fluminense said in a statement on Friday.  Full story

Former Portugal star Deco fails doping test

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 30 (Xinhua) -- Veteran Fluminense midfielder Deco was seeking to clear his name on Tuesday after it emerged he tested positive to a banned substance.

The 35-year-old former Portugal international was found to have traces of the masking agent furosemide in test samples given after Fluminense's 2-0 victory over Boavista in Brazil's Campeonato Carioca on March 30, Lancenet reported.  Full story

Editor: Zhu Ningzhu
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