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Tahitian player suspended for prohibited substance

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The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has today decided to suspend the Tahitian international footballer Vincent Simon, who had been provisionally suspended in July for an anti-doping rule violation following a doping control conducted after the FIFA Confederations Cup match played in Recife, Brazil on 23 June.

The player has been declared ineligible for a period of 6 months after testing positive for tuaminoheptane, a substance included on WADA’s 2013 Prohibited List.

By testing positive for a prohibited substance, the player has violated article 6 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations and article 63 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code.

The suspension period will last until 7 February 2014, the provisional suspension imposed on the player by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee having been taken into consideration. This suspension covers all types of match, including domestic, international, friendly and official fixtures.

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