FIFA bans Verdonck for using banned steroid

FIFA says it has banned Belgian player Sven Verdonck worldwide

after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid.

FIFA extended the 23-year-old Verdonck’s suspension globally

through May 20, 2012, after he was first sanctioned by the

Netherlands football federation.

Verdonck played for Dutch second-division club Fortuna Sittard

in April last year when he tested positive for stanozolol.

The same drug was used by sprinter Ben Johnson at the 1988

Olympics.