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North Korea banned from next World Cup

North Korea banned from next World Cup

By Reuters
Last update The 25/08/2011 at 19:34 -
By Reuters - The 25/08/2011 at 19:34
North Korea have been banned from the 2015 Women's World Cup in Canada after five players tested positive for banned substances at this year's event in Germany.
 

The world governing body said four of the players were suspended for 18 months, one for 14 months and the team doctor for six years. The North Korea FA was ordered to pay back its $400,000 prize money.

Colombian player Yineth Varon was banned for two years after she also violated doping rules.

 
 

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