Football: Jamaican international Hue handed doping ban

Veteran Jamaican international midfielder Jermaine Hue has been banned for nine months for a doping offence by FIFA, football's world governing body announced on Thursday.

In addition, the Jamaica team doctor, Carlton Fraser, has been suspended for four years for administering the drug.

The 35-year-old Hue tested positive for dexamethasone after his country's 2-0 defeat to Honduras in a World Cup qualifier in Tegucigalpa in June.

Both Hue and Fraser were suspended provisionally in August, and the bans have therefore been backdated.

As a result, Hue will be eligible to return to action on May 6, 2014, while Fraser is banned from working in football until August 6, 2017.

FIFA confirmed that the suspensions apply to all national and international matches, friendlies and official games.

In March, FIFA banned the Peruvian international Joel Sanchez for two years for testing positive for the same substance.