FIFA bans Peru’s Sanchez for 2 years for doping

FIFA has suspended Joel Sanchez for two years after the Peru

midfielder tested positive for doping at a 2014 World Cup


FIFA says the 23-year-old Sanchez is banned from ”all matches,

whether friendly or official fixtures, at domestic and

international level” through to January 21, 2015.

Sanchez tested positive for the banned stimulant

methylhexaneamine after a 1-1 draw at Bolivia in La Paz last


Sanchez can appeal the ruling imposed Friday by FIFA’s

disciplinary panel.

Peru is eighth in the nine-team South American qualifying group

and has only an outside chance of reaching the World Cup in