Former Brazil striker Romario gets doping ban

December 19, 2007
RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Former Brazil striker Romario was banned for 120 days on Tuesday for a failed dope test which he blamed on a hair-loss treatment. Brazilian football's disciplinary tribunal suspended the 1994 World Cup winner after the 41-year-old tested positive for the banned masking agent finasteride following a match for Vasco da Gama against Palmeiras in October. Romario, who has played sporadically since scoring what he claimed to be his 1,000th goal in May, broke the news ...

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