Deco appeals 1-year doping ban at sports court
Former Portugal playmaker Deco has asked sport’s highest court
to overturn his one-year ban for doping.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport says Deco has appealed to
”be cleared of any anti-doping rule violation.”
The court says a timetable for the case will be decided within
Deco, who retired from playing in August citing injuries, was
banned by a Brazilian football tribunal several weeks later.
He had tested positive for a banned diuretic which can hide the
presence of other drugs.
Deco, who denies wrongdoing, ended his career with Brazilian
club Fluminense. The Brazil-born player represented Portugal at two
World Cups, and won the Champions League with Porto and Barcelona
before joining Chelsea.