Moroccan international banned after positive drugs test
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A Morocco international has been provisionally suspended by Fifa for testing positive for a banned substance.
The unnamed player has been suspended for an initial period of 30 days and disciplinary proceedings have begun.
Fifa said the ban is "in relation to a doping control conducted after the 2014 World Cup qualifier on 8 June 2013".
After receiving the "A" sample result, the player requested an analysis of the "B" sample, which also tested positive for a prohibited substance.
The decision taken by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee was duly notified to the Moroccan Football Association on 28 August.
The player has until 4 September to inform Fifa if he wishes to request a hearing. Irrespective of whether or not the player requests a hearing, the player and/or the Moroccan Football Association have until 11 September to submit a statement and all related and supporting documentary evidence.