Colombian keeper tests positive at World Cup

Updated: Jun 28, 2011, 21:24 PM IST

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