FIFA bans Verdonck for using banned steroid

Updated: 12 March 2011 00:17 IST

FIFA says it has banned Belgian player Sven Verdonck worldwide after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid.

Zurich:

FIFA says it has banned Belgian player Sven Verdonck worldwide after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid.

FIFA extended the 23-year-old Verdonck's suspension globally through May 20, 2012, after he was first sanctioned by the Netherlands football federation.

Verdonck played for Dutch second-division club Fortuna Sittard in April last year when he tested positive for stanozolol.

The same drug was used by sprinter Ben Johnson at the 1988 Olympics.

Topics : Football France Mexico South Africa Republic of Ireland Federation Internationale de Football Association
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