Algerian trio banned worldwide by Fifa

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Two Algerian players banned for four years for testing positive for cocaine have had their bans applied worldwide.

Football's world governing body said a third player, Kheireddine Merzougui, who tested positive for an illegal stimulant, also had his four-year ban extended globally.

Algeria international Youcef Belaili is banned until 19 September 2019 and Rafik Boussaid until a day later.

Merzougui of MC Alger is banned until 24 January 2020.

He tested positive for methylhexaneamine.

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