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Paolo Fuentes was suspended for 16 months after testing positive for a prohibited substance

The Conmebol Disciplinary Unit imposed a 16-month sanction on Paolo Fuentesdefender of scientistrevealed the national player himself this Friday through social networks.

This for aadverse analytical finding” in the anti-doping test that was taken last year after facing melgar for the South American Cup. The sanction “it has been excessive”, claimed the defender, who will appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

Statement by Paolo Fuentes

“On November 25, the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Unit has notified me of the decision to suspend me for a period of 16 months for an adverse analytical result in my sample collection dated March 15, 2022, after the match played by Copa Sudamericana. against FBC Melgar.

The substance found was Dexamethasone from the S.9 Glucocorticoids group, when it is prohibited only in competition.

Understanding that the sanction imposed has been excessive and the circumstances in which it has been used were not taken into due consideration, is that my lawyer Mariano Bambaci is working on the appeal that we will present before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

We understand that there are compelling evidence to reduce the sanction imposed and return to competition as soon as possible. I clarify the following to bring clarity to the fans and to all Peruvian soccer, thus avoiding speculation or falsehoods being said regarding my professionalism and behavior.

Source: Elcomercio

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