Paolo Guerrero who is the captain of National Football Team of Peru will miss the FIFA World Cup 2018 which is going to take place in Russia.
Guerrero fined with one-year FIFA ban for failing a drugs test. The 33-year-old skipper is the Peru’s all-time leading goalscorer.
Guerrero, who played for German club Bayern Munich, made his international debut in 2004 and has 83 caps, scoring 32 goals.
Peru skipper Paolo Guerrero banned from 2018 FIFA World Cup
He was the leading scorer in 2011 and 2015 Copa America which helped Peru finishing both the tournaments on the third place.
According to FIFA “The player tested positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine, a prohibited substance under the class ‘S6. Stimulants’, following a doping control test conducted after the match”.
This happened after the FIFA World Cup qualifier match against Argentina in October.
Peru qualified for the World Cup for the first time since 1982, managing a 0-0 draw with New Zealand in Wellington on Saturday and Guerrero missed this match.
Guerrero told Globoesporte website that he was “innocent”.
He said that the substance can be found in the water or in the food too.
I have that information from the laboratory.
I think Fifa suspended me very quickly.
Now, this would be interesting to see that who will lead the Peru’s team in the world cup and will he be able to prove himself innocent?