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Soccer-Peru player fails doping test in World Cup qualifier

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BERNE, Jan 28 (Reuters) - An unnamed Peru player has been provisionally suspended after failing a doping test in the World Cup qualifier against Bolivia in October, FIFA said on Monday.

The player, who has been initially banned for 30 days, has until Monday to request a hearing and he and the Peruvian federation have until Feb. 6 to submit a statement and documentary evidence.

"In line with...the FIFA anti-doping regulations, only after it has been determined in a hearing that an anti-doping violation has occurred, may FIFA publicly report the anti-doping rule violated, the name of the player who committed the violation, the prohibited substance and the consequences imposed," FIFA said in a statement.

The match was played at La Paz at 3,600 metres above sea level and ended in a 1-1 draw. (Reporting by Brian Homewood; Editing by Mark Meadows; brian.homewood@thomsonreuters.com; +41 79 917 1402; Reuters Messaging: brian.homewood.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net)

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