Uefa hand Rabotnicki suspended ban after players test positive for illegal substance

European football's governing body has slapped the Macedonian club with a deferred sentence after two of their players contravened doping legislation

Uefa has handed FK Rabotnicki a suspended ban and a 30,000 fine after it emerged that two of the club's players tested positive for illegal substances.

Should the Macedonian side qualify for one Uefa competition inside four seasons, they will be banned, but if they were to qualify a second time thereafter, then they would be clear to play. However, this exclusion has been deferred for four seasons.

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Milovan Petrovic and Dino Najdoski were found guilty of doping offences following last season's 6-0 Europa League play-off defeat to Lazio, and have both been banned from football for a year.

In addition, club doctor Mihajlo Ivanovski and physio Darko Velcevski have also been suspended from all football-related activity for two and three years respectively, Uefa confirmed.

The European football governing body has also requested that Fifa extend the punishments to a worldwide ban.