Blatter backs decision to drop doping charges

FIFA president Sepp Blatter says five Mexico footballers who

tested positive for clenbuterol did so because they ate food that

was ”definitely” contaminated, and he says he backs the decision

of the Mexico Football Federation to exonerate the players.

Blatter is in Mexico for Sunday’s final of the under-17 World

Cup.

The Mexican federation said Friday it would not punish the five

players, who tested positive during a training camp in May.

Tour de France champion Alberto Contador also blamed

contaminated meat for his positive test for clenbuterol last

July.