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The front Fahad Al-Muwallad of the Saudi Arabia national team was ruled out for World Cup Qatar 2022 as a precautionary measure, due to being positive in an anti-doping control.

In May, Al-Shabab striker He received a 18 month suspension by the Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee after he tested positive for the banned substance furosemide.

Nevertheless, the Saudi Sports Arbitration Center He reduced his sanction in late August and decided that the period for which he was suspended was long enough.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) appealed the decision and, according to local media reports, a longer sentence is expected for the 28-year-old player, who in 2019 was suspended for one year, also for doping.

The Saudi team said in Twitter than the coach Herve Renard made the decision to withdraw it “as precautionary measure after reviewing the developments in the WADA appeal, and after consulting with the legal department of the Saudi Arabian Federation.”

Renard summoned veteran Al-Shabab striker, Nawaf Al Abed, to replace Al-Muwallad.

In the World Cup that starts on November 20, Saudi Arabia is in Group C along with Argentina, Mexico and Poland.

(With information from Reuters)

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