Tahiti player "provisionally" suspended over failed drug test
A Tahiti international footballer has been 'provisionally suspended' by FIFA for failing a drug test taken during the Confederations Cup.
FIFA have now handed the player a 30-day ban while they initiate disciplinary proceedings according to their official website.
Following the provision of the “A” sample result, the player has also waived his right to request the analysis of the “B” sample.
In a statement on FIFA.com, the football governing body announced that they would give the player time to request the hearing.
"The decision by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee was duly notified to the Tahitian Football Association on 31 July. The player has until 8 August to inform FIFA whether he wishes to request a hearing.
"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."