Mexico ready to defend doping decision

The Mexico Football Federation says it’s ready to defend its

decision to clear five players who tested positive for the anabolic

agent clenbuterol.

The World Anti-Doping Agency said last week it would challenge

the Mexico federation’s decision not to ban the five players for

doping. The federation argues that contaminated meat caused the

positive tests.

Mexico secretary general Decio De Maria says the facts support

their argument that the positive tests came from eating tainted

meat.

WADA has appealed the case to the Court of Arbitration for

Sport. No date has been set for a hearing.