Deco fails doping test in Brazil

May 1, 2013
By Associated Press
RIO DE JANEIRO -- Midfielder Deco has tested positive for a banned diuretic in Brazil and says he will appeal the result, saying it likely stemmed from contaminated vitamins.

Football officials in Rio de Janeiro say the former Chelsea and Portugal playmaker tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic which can help hide performance enhancing substances. The test came after Fluminense's 2-0 win over Boavista on March 30.

The player's lawyers told local media ...

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