Qatar 2022: Saudi striker ruled out for doping investigation | Tweet
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.
HE RUNS OUT OF THE WORLD CUP!🇸🇦
Saudi Arabian player Fahad Al-Muwallad was left out of the squad because he tested positive for furosemide, a diuretic that hides the presence of anabolic steroids. pic.twitter.com/6Q3rwFbFWb
— Victorious 🎃 (@victoriousosomos) November 13, 2022
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.
🇸🇦 SAUDI ARABIA CALL 🇸🇦
⭐ KEY PLAYERS ⭐
– Fahad Almuwalad (Al-Shabab)
– Salem Aldawsari (Al-Hilal SFC)
– Sultan Alghannam (Al-Nassr FC)
👳♀️ They will look to surprise in Group C.
🤔 What stage will the Children of the Desert make it to? pic.twitter.com/yB504xDdHy
— Iconic Stadium (@estadioiconic) November 12, 2022
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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