Peru captain Guerrero banned from World Cup in doping case
Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has been banned from playing at the World Cup because of a positive doping test.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says it has upheld an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency to extend Guerrero’s six-month FIFA ban, which expired this month.
CAS says Guerrero will be banned for 14 months, until January.
The 34-year-old Guerrero was set to captain Peru at its first World Cup appearance since 1982.
Guerrero tested positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, at a World Cup qualifying game against Argentina in October.
His lawyers argued the stimulant had not been performance enhancing, and was accidentally consumed in contaminated tea.
The Associated Press