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Internacional defender Marcao suspended 120 days for doping

Internacional defender Marcao suspended 120 days for doping

Internacional defender Marcao was suspended 120 days after failing a doping test in a Brazilian league match last month.
Brazil's top sports tribunal made the ruling Wednesday night, Internacional said Thursday on its Web site.
Marcao tested positive for carboxy finasteride, a drug used to treat enlargement of the prostate and male baldness but can also be misused as a masking agent, after the team's 2-0 loss to Juventude on July 24.
In June, Botafogo striker Dodo also was suspended after failing a doping test in the Brazilian league, but a local sports tribunal allowed him to return to action after ruling he wasn't guilty. FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency are investigating the case.
The sports tribunal on Thursday also suspended Fluminense coach Renato Gaucho for 60 days for saying in interviews earlier this month that his team "was being robbed" by referees. The former player will miss 13 matches.


Updated : 2021-06-25 21:52 GMT+08:00