Paolo Guerrero was not the only one: These are other 4 cases of doping

Following the sanction of Paolo Guerrero, we remember other players who have been positive for doping

Paolo Guerrero was not the only one: These are other 4 cases of doping

The case of Paolo Guerrero for doping was once again news, when the Swiss Federal Court revoked the injunction imposed on the footballer. Thanks to this, the player was able to participate in the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Now, he must complete the remaining 8 months of sanction. The player, who is 34 years old, would return to the courts in April 2019.

Leer en español: ¡Paolo Guerrero no es el único! Conoce otros 4 casos de dopaje

Guerrero and Coca leaves

The doping case was announced on November 3, 2017, when FIFA suspended him for one year. On October 5 of that same year, after finishing the match against Argentina in the qualifying rounds for this year's World Cup, the player tested positive for doping control.

The substance found in the tests corresponded to benzoylecgonine, which is present in coca tea infusions and when cocaine is consumed, as reported by RPP news.

The Guerrero incident is not an isolated case in the world of football. That's why, from LatinAmerican Post we remind you of some cases

Edward Zenteno

The 33-year-old Bolivian player tested positive for an anti-doping test by consuming a substance to burn fat. According to, the event occurred on February 14 in the Wilstermann match against the Brazilian team Vasco da Gama, on dates of the Copa Libertadores 2017.

Although the Conmebol has not given a final verdict, since the case was known, the Bolivian player has not been able to participate in championships.

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Salvador Carmona

The former Mexican player tested positive for doping in 2005, after the match against Brazil in the Confederations Cup 2005. Along with the player of the national team, Aaron Galindo, they tested positive for norandrosterone, a type of steroid.

Given this, FIFA sanctioned them for one year. When he completed his punishment, Carmona rejoined the staff of Cruz Azul
However, in 2007, he again tested positive for a doping test, due to a substance called stanozolol (another type of steroid). This time FIFA and the control bodies decided to give a penalty for life.

Paulo Garcés

The goalkeeper of the Chilean team of Deportes Antofagasta, Paulo Garcés, tested positive on March 18, as reported by Tele 13. According to Ahora Noticias, the prohibited substance consumed by Garcés was dimethylbutylamine.

This makes you "less tired when performing physical activity," said the same media. Although at first there was talk of a possible sanction of four years, the case took an important turn because the goalkeeper said that "the medication had been authorized by the medical team of Deportes Antofagasta", as compiled by Adnradio. After a month and a half of being in provisional suspension, the goalkeeper will be able to play in the second semester of Chilean soccer.

Diogo Vitor

The Brazilian player, of the Santos FC team, was sanctioned by FIFA after learning that in a doping control, Vitor tested positive for cocaine metabolite, as reported by Al Aire Libre de Chile.

The player had previously had several behavior problems. Now, his continuity in the Brazilian team is in danger because "the legal department of Santos already studies two measures: suspend the salary of R $ 80 thousand per month from Diogo Vitor and even rescind his contract. There is a clause in the link between Diogo Vitor and Santos that allows contractual termination due to delays, brides and indiscipline", as indicated by the means

In the World Cup

In the last World cup, the Russians were in the eye of the hurricane when several media from different countries accused them of doping. Although FIFA investigated the players, they found nothing compromising.

Afterwards, the doctor of the national team would declare that before going out on the court, the players inhaled some ammonia in a cotton ball. "Thousands of athletes do this to cheer themselves up. It has been used for decades", compiled El Tiempo.

As mentioned in this newspaper, several media that made the accusation "recognize that ammonia, which would improve blood flow and lung capacity, is not a substance that is defined as prohibited by FIFA's anti-doping regulations."
Although the investigations did not prosper, many were left with the doubt of a thorough investigation.

LatinAmerican Post | Laura Viviana Guevara Muñoz
Translated from “¡Paolo Guerrero no es el único! Conoce otros 4 casos de dopaje ”

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