Five Members of Mexico’s Gold Cup Side Suspended After Testing Positive for Clenbuterol

Five players on Mexico’s national team, including starting goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa (above), have tested positive for the banned substance Clenbuterol and have been removed from the Gold Cup.

Mexican soccer federation officials said that Ochoa, Christian Bermudez, Edgar Duenas, Antonio  (Sinha) Nelson, and Francisco Rodriguez were the players whose tests came back positive, and that all were suspended immediately pending an investigation.

The players could face bans of a year or more, but officials suggested that the players had eaten chicken or beef tainted with the substance, and said they would investigate the matter with the food suppliers.

The five have not been suspended from the Gold Cup, just by their team, so they could return if cleared in time.

For more, see here, here, and here.

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