CONCACAF news

Jamaican player gets 30-day ban

August 6, 2013
By Associated Press

ZURICH -- FIFA says a Jamaican national team player and team official are suspended for 30 days during an investigation into a doping case stemming from a World Cup qualifier.

The Jamaican Football federation announced last month that an unidentified player tested positive for a banned substance at a June 11 qualifier in Honduras.

FIFA says the player declined to have his backup sample analyzed.

FIFA says it won't identify the player or official until the case is proven. They have until Monday to request a full disciplinary hearing from FIFA.

FIFA says the Jamaican delegation must submit evidence by an Aug. 19 deadline.

Jamaica lost 2-0 in Honduras and is last in the six-team CONCACAF group led by the United States. The top three qualify directly to play in Brazil.

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