Brazil midfielder Fred tests positive for banned substance

Brazil midfielder Fred tested positive for the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide during the June-July Copa America, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Friday.

Reuters| Updated: Aug 01, 2015, 10:56 AM IST
Brazil midfielder Fred tests positive for banned substance

Sao Paulo: Brazil midfielder Fred tested positive for the banned substance hydrochlorothiazide during the June-July Copa America, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) said on Friday.

The 22-year-old Shaktar Donetsk player has denied using the substance, which is a diuretic, and the CBF added in a statement that it would support him as he bids to clear his name.