Tahiti player fails doping test

Rio de Janeiro, August 1 (IANS) A Tahiti footballer has been provisionally banned for 30 days after he failed a doping test during the Confederations Cup, world football governing body FIFA said.

The name of the player was not revealed, nor were details of the alleged substance found, reports Xinhua.

The positive sample was taken after Tahiti's 0-8 loss to Uruguay in Recife June 23.

FIFA has opened a disciplinary case against the player, who has until Aug 8 to request a full hearing.

"Irrespective of whether or not the player requests a hearing, the player and/or the Tahitian Football Association have until Aug 15 to submit a statement to FIFA, together with all related and supporting documentary evidence," FIFA said in a statement.

Peru midfielder Joel Sanchez was banned by FIFA for two years in March after testing positive to a stimulant following a World Cup qualifier against Bolivia in October last year.

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