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Saudi winger dropped from World Cup squad over doping case | Soccer


Winger Fahad al-Muwallad lower ‘as a precaution’ because of ongoing case over constructive check in February.

Fahad al-Muwallad is not going to be travelling to Qatar after he was dropped from Saudi Arabia’s 26-man squad for the World Cup “as a precaution” because of the 28-year-old winger’s failed doping check in February.

Al-Muwallad, who has 17 worldwide objectives underneath his belt, had been included within the Inexperienced Falcons squad that coach Herve Renard introduced for the event regardless of testing constructive for furosemide. It’s on the World Anti-Doping Company’s banned drug record because of issues it will possibly masks different medicine.

However Saudi group officers mentioned on Sunday that they have been dropping al-Muwallad, who performs for Saudi group al-Shabab, “as a precaution” as a result of there’s nonetheless a case towards him.

Renard has known as up al-Muwallad’s al-Shabab teammate Nawaf al-Abed, 32, to take his place.

Saudi Arabia faces a troublesome job in Group C, opening its marketing campaign on November 22 towards Argentina, 4 days earlier than enjoying Poland. Saudi Arabia’s remaining group sport shall be towards Mexico on November 30.

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