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Manchester United F.C. fined by UEFA for not complying with anti-doping rules

Manchester United F.C., along with defenders Daley Blind and Phil Jones, have been fined 5000 euros by UEFA for failing to comply with anti-doping regulations.

football Updated: Jul 31, 2017 20:36 IST
Reuters, London
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Manchester United F.C. have been fined 5000 euros for failing to comply with anti-doping regulations during the Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam.(AFP)

Manchester United and two of their players have been fined by UEFA after they failed to comply with anti-doping regulations, European soccer’s governing body said.

Defenders Daley Blind and Phil Jones have been fined 5,000 euros each and the club were handed a 10,000 euro sanction for offences occurring at the Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam in Stockholm on May 24.

Jones, who UEFA said used “insulting and directing abusive language towards the Doping Control Officer” has also been suspended for two UEFA matches and will miss the Super Cup match against Real Madrid on Aug. 8 and the opening Champions League game.

UEFA said the incidents breached the regulation which states that teams are responsible for ensuring that players selected to undergo doping controls are taken to the control station straight from the pitch as soon as the match is over.

Manchester United, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, can appeal against the decision.

First Published: Jul 31, 2017 20:35 IST