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Just weeks after five of the nation's athletes produced positive results for doping, one of the country's current international footballers has also come under the microscope

An unnamed Jamaica international has been provisionally suspended for 30 days after failing a drugs test, Fifa have revealed.

A team official has also been been banned until further notice after the player in question was found to have produced a positive sample after the nation's World Cup 2014 qualifying defeat to Honduras on June 11.

“The decisions by the chairman of the Fifa Disciplinary Committee were duly notified to the Jamaican Football Association on 6 August," read a Fifa statement.

"The player and the official have until August 12 to inform Fifa whether they wish to request a hearing. Irrespective of whether or not the player and the official request a hearing, the player, the official and/or the Jamaican FA have until August 19 to submit a statement to Fifa, together with all related and supporting documentary evidence.”

The name of the player in question will only be revealed if it is confirmed that a doping violation has occurred.

The news is sure to rock Jamaica just weeks after five athletes, including former world record holder Asafa Powell, failed drugs tests.

Jamaica currently lie bottom of their qualifying group with just two points from six games.


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