Women's World Cup news

More failed dope tests at World Cup

July 16, 2011

Three more members of North Korea's Women's World Cup squad have failed drugs tests, taking the total to five.

The entire North Korean team was targeted for testing after their match against Colombia on July 6 following the provisional suspensions Song Jong-Sun Song and Jong Pok-Sim.

And a FIFA statement on Saturday read: "As the proceedings are still in progress, FIFA will not disclose the names of the three players whose test results have produced adverse analytical findings, in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code.''

A sixth player, Colombian goalkeeper Yineth Varon, also tested positive following an out-of-competition test which was carried out before the start of the tournament on June 25.

FIFA has not identified the substance involved in any of the positive tests.