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Peru's Guerrero loses doping appeal

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2020/2021 Season

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And a few hours after the announcement was made, the tournament went to its temporary pause with a bang. The Porto Alegre derby in the south of Brazil between Gremio and Internacional was played for the 424th time -- and the first in the Libertadores. It all proved a bit much.

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In few places does this apply better than in the Copa Libertadores, South America's version of the Champions League. Real Madrid are not going to win this season's European crown -- but they managed it in each of the...

Peru's Paolo Guerrero loses final doping appeal, can't play until April

Paolo Guerrero celebrates after scoring for Peru in their friendly win against Saudi Arabia.
Peru forward Paolo Guerrero was ordered to serve out a 14-month ban by a Swiss court.

LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Peru forward Paolo Guerrero has lost his final appeal against a 14-month ban by FIFA for a positive doping test.

Switzerland's supreme court said its judges rejected Guerrero's appeal against FIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

The Swiss Federal Tribunal ruling announced on Thursday delays the 35-year-old player's return to action with Brazilian club Internacional until early April.

Guerrero tested positive for a metabolite of cocaine at a World Cup qualifying game against...

Peru's Paolo Guerrero loses legal bid to have 14-month suspension lifted

Peru captain Paolo Guerrero has lost another legal challenge in his attempt to play again despite a 14-month doping ban.

The Swiss Federal Tribunal said a judge had dismissed Guerrero's request to provisionally lift the suspension and allow him to play for Internacional.

The Brazilian club signed the 34-year-old forward in August despite his legal issues. Later that month, a Swiss federal judge ended the interim freeze on his ban that had allowed Guerrero to play at the World Cup.

Guerrero tested...

Peru's Paolo Guerrero blocked from playing by federal judge

ZURICH -- Peru captain Paolo Guerrero, who was cleared to play at the World Cup by Switzerland's supreme court, has again been blocked from playing because a federal judge ended the freeze on his 14-month doping ban.

The Swiss Federal Tribunal has lifted "the provisional suspensive effect" that allowed Guerrero to play in Russia, FIFA said Thursday.

The decision means the 34-year-old Guerrero will not be allowed to resume playing with his new club in Brazil, Internacional, pending a further decision...