FIFA Disciplinary Committee decisions for Germany 2011
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The FIFA Disciplinary Committee, following its meeting held today (25 August 2011) at the Home of FIFA in Zurich, took the following decisions regarding the cases related to the adverse analytical findings in the anti-doping tests conducted during the FIFA Women’s World Cup 2011™:

• Five players from DPR Korea have been guilty of violating art. 5 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations and suspended from participating in any competition or match, including domestic, international, friendly and official matches, or other football-related activity or from receiving sport-related financial support as from the respective dates of the provisional measures imposed. Pok Sim Jong, Myong Hui Hong, Un Byol Ho, Un Hyang Ri have been declared ineligible for 18 months and Jong Sun Song for 14 months.

• The doctor from the DPR Korea Football Association, Ms Jong Ae Nam, has been found guilty of violating art. 12 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations and suspended from participating in any match, including domestic, international, friendly and official matches, or other football-related activity or from receiving sport-related financial support for a period of six years as from communication of the decision.

• The DPR Korea Football Association has been ordered to pay a fine of USD 400,000, which exactly corresponds to the prize money the association would have received for their 13th place in the final ranking of the FIFA Women’s World Cup Germany 2011™. Furthermore, the DPR Korea Football Association’s women’s A representative team has been excluded from participating in the next FIFA Women’s World Cup (Canada 2015), including any preliminary competitions related thereto.

• The player Yineth Varon from Colombia has been found guilty of violating art. 5 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations and suspended from participating in any competition or match, including domestic, international, friendly and official matches, or other football-related activity or from receiving sport-related financial support for a period of two years.


For more information on the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations, click on the link to the right.