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Deco fails doping test in Brazil

May 1, 2013
By ESPN staff
Former Chelsea midfielder Deco has failed a doping test in Brazil, with the player's representatives insisting his vitamin supplement was contaminated.

Deco, 35, was tested after Fluminense's clash with Boavista last month and his sample contained traces of furosemide, a banned diuretic which could be used to mask other substances.

Fluminense released a brief statement on their website, refusing to make a decision on possible sanctions and appeals until Deco's 'B' sample is ...

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