Jamaican footballer provisionally suspended for failed drugs test

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A Jamaica international footballer has been provisionally suspended for 30 days by Fifa for a positive drugs test.

The player failed the test following a World Cup qualifier on 11 June, and a team official has also been suspended.

Fifa has given the player and official until 12 August to request a hearing, and they must submit a statement with supporting evidence seven days later.

Football's world governing body will name the duo if it is determined an anti-doping violation has occurred.

It is a further blow to sport in Jamaica after sprinters Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson tested positive for the banned stimulant oxilofrine last month.

The Jamaica Football Federation began its own investigation into the failed test after it was notified by Fifa.

Jamaica lost the qualifier 2-0 in Honduras.

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