Asian Cup: Doping test 'makes Jordan player sick'

Ahmad Hayel of Jordan
Hayel, who has scored 18 goals for his country, plays for Al Arabi in the Kuwait Premier League

Jordan striker Ahmad Hayel developed hypothermia after being made to drink "several litres of water" by doping testers at the Asian Cup, according to his country's football association.

The 31-year-old drank so much water to help him give a urine sample following the 1-0 defeat by Iraq.

Jordanian FA general secretary Fadi Zureikat said the procedure left Hayel in a "semi-coma and with hypothermia".

Asian Cup officials said they were waiting for a report into the incident.

Zureikat claims Hayel was given no salts or minerals with the water and that the forward was unconscious when taken back to the team hotel in a private car.

Jordan manager Ray Wilkins, the former Chelsea coach and England midfielder, described the incident as "dangerous". He could be without Hayel for Friday's match against Palestine in Melbourne.

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