Paolo Guerrero suspension upheld and extended

Paolo Guerrero

The doping ban that will prevent Peru captain Paolo Guerrero of his long-awaited chance to play at the World Cup is unfair and defies common sense, the world players' union FIFPro said on Tuesday.

Guerrero had just completed a six-month ban after testing positive for cocaine - contained in a tea - when the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) increased it to 14 months on Monday.

Guerrero will now be banned for 14 months — an "appropriate sanction.in light of Mr. Guerrero's degree of fault" — until January, the court said in a statement.

Given this summer will be Peru's first World Cup since 1982 and that Guerrero is 34, the achievement of securing a World Cup berth was made all the more valuable-and the disappointment of not being able to go all the more painful.

Guerrero, Peru's all-time top scorer, was suspended for a year by Federation Internationale de Football Association on December 8 after testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine following Peru's 0-0 draw away to Argentina the previous October, after apparently drinking tea containing the substance.

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Taking into account the circumstances of the case, the FIFA AC imposed a 6-month period of ineligibility on the Player, instead of the 1-year minimum suspension provided by the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations, applicable in case of no significant fault or negligence.

Guerrero said "I am not going to the World Cup, that is too big of a hit".

He arrived at a CAS hearing last week flanked by lawyers to be met by around 30 flag-waving well-wishers and supporters shouting "You can do it, Paolo!"

Guerrero, who has denied wrongdoing throughout, had also appealed to CAS to request the ban be annulled altogether. Paolo Guerrero sought to have the FIFA AC Decision set aside and replaced by a new decision in which no sanction was imposed on him.

Having completed the suspension and played two matches for his club Flamengo, Guerrero was handed the extended ban by CAS on Monday. Two arbitration procedures were registered by the CAS which were consolidated and referred to the same Panel of arbitrators who held a hearing with the parties at the CAS Headquarters in Lausanne on 3 May 2018. The substance is a metabolite of cocaine.

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