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Colombian keeper tests positive at World Cup

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 21:24

Berlin: Colombian goalkeeper Yineth Varon has provisionally been banned from the women`s World Cup in Germany after testing positive for banned substances, world soccer`s governing body FIFA said on Tuesday.

Varon tested positive during a doping control three days ago.

She was suspended because of "the adverse analytical finding of her A sample", but has the right to demand a test of her B sample, FIFA said in a statement.
Colombia, in Group C of the 16-team tournmanent running to July 17, were playing Sweden in their opening match later on Tuesday.

Bureau Report

First Published: Tuesday, June 28, 2011 - 21:24
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