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HindustanTimes Tue,16 Sep 2014

Football

AFC bans two players for doping violations
AFP
Kuala Lumpur, August 10, 2014
First Published: 08:21 IST(10/8/2014)
Last Updated: 08:25 IST(10/8/2014)

Avchiev Takhir of Kyrgyzstan and Doan Ngoc Hao of Vietnam have been hit with two-year bans for doping offences, the Asian Football Confederation has announced.

Defender Avchiev failed the doping control test following Kyrgyzstan's match against Palestine on May 19 during the AFC Challenge Cup, the AFC said in a statement late Saturday.

Avchiev tested positive for the banned drug Norandrosterone and is forbidden from taking part in any football-related activity until June 6, 2016, the AFC said.

Meanwhile Hao, a midfielder, tested positive for levo-methamphetamine following Vietnam's match against Iraq on April 30 at the AFC Futsal Championship and is suspended until May 25, 2016.

The AFC said both players could appeal against the suspension.


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