FIFA to introduce biological profiling

World football's governing body has made plans to test the urine and blood of every player at the next World Cup to eliminate drug cheats from the sport

FIFA has revealed plans to introduce biological profiling at the 2014 World Cup.

Football's world governing body intend on taking blood and urine samples of every single player taking part in the tournament, in a bid to completely eradicate any potential doping breaches.

"FIFA is developing plans to introduce this new tool, including a steroid profile through urine and a blood profile, for the Confederations Cup and 2014 World Cup Brazil, where in and out-of-competition tests would be conducted on all participating players," said a statement released by FIFA.

"We have been testing this at the World Club Cup in 2011 and 2012, we will continue at the Confederations Cup 2013, with blood testing unannounced at training camps and games.

"It's our commitment to have all players participating at the 2014 FIFA World Cup having biological profiles."

Earlier this month former Real Sociedad president Inaki Badiola claimed that doping had been rife at the club during his time at the club and revealed payments were made to Eufemiano Fuentes, the doctor implicated in cycling’s own doping scandal.


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