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FIFA revokes doping ban

FIFA has lifted the suspension of a Bulgarian player, hours after announcing he tested positive for doping at a World Cup qualifying match.

FIFA says its disciplinary committee chairman, Claudio Sulser, ”revoked his decision … following clarification by medical bodies.”

FIFA says ”it appears that there is no circumstantial evidence that anti-doping rules have been violated.”

Earlier Thursday, FIFA had announced that a player tested positive for ”prohibited substances” after Bulgaria’s 2-1 win against Malta in Valletta on Sept. 10.

The player, who was identified by Bulgarian media as Ludogorets Razgrad defender Yordan Minev, faced an initial 30-day suspension from all football while FIFA investigated the case.

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