Peru Captain Out of World Cup

Peru Captain Out of World CupPeru Captain Out of World Cup

Captain of the Peru national team Paolo Guerrero will be ineligible for this summer’s FIFA World Cup in Russia after having his ban for a doping violation partially upheld by the Court of Arbitration for Sport on Tuesday.

Guerrero was initially banned for one year in December after testing positive for using banned substances after his country’s 0-0 draw in their World Cup qualifier against Argentina in Buenos Aires on October 6, Insidethegames reported.

The ban, backdated to November, was reduced to six months less than two weeks later after the player protested to FIFA’s appeal committee, meaning he was eligible for the World Cup.

This led to the World Anti-Doping Agency launching an appeal to CAS to have Guerrero’s initial one-year ban increased by a further year.

In response, Guerrero launched a CAS appeal of his own in an attempt to fight WADA’s case and clear his name.

CAS have confirmed, however, that they have partially upheld the appeal filed by WADA against the decision issued by the FIFA Appeal Committee and banned the 34-year-old for 14 months, backdated to the start of his six-month ban, meaning he has a further eight months to serve.

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