Football Soccer - World Cup 2018 Qualifier - Argentina v Peru - Nacional Stadium, Lima, Peru - 06/10/2016 - Peru's Paolo Guerrero celebrates after scoring -
 REUTERS/Mariana Bazo/File Photo Football Soccer - World Cup 2018 Qualifier - Argentina v Peru - Nacional Stadium, Lima, Peru - 06/10/2016 - Peru's Paolo Guerrero celebrates after scoring - REUTERS/Mariana Bazo/File Photo

FIFA reduces Guerrero`s ban to six months

Fri, Dec. 22, 2017
CAIRO – 21 December 2017: FIFA has again considered the case of Paolo Guerrero, Peru`s striker. After taking into account all the circumstance of the case, FIFA’s Court of Appeals decided to reduce the one-year suspension to six months.

Guerrero tested positive for cocaine in a drug test last October and has since been suspended.

The Peruvian striker could not strengthen his team in the playoff against New Zealand for a place in the 2018 World Cup.

The new six-month sanction will allow the player to travel to Russia. Guerrero denies having doped and claims that FIFA’s sample may have been contaminated.

Therefore, he will appeal to the court again in order to completely dismiss his suspension.

Peru qualified to the World Cup for the first time since 1982 by beating New Zealand in a two-legged playoff. Guerrero missed both of those matches.
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