Mexico will not suspend players who tested positive for banned substance

The Mexico quintet will not face any charges after it was proved there was no wrongdoing or negligence on their part
The Mexican Football Federation (Femexfut) has revealed there will be no penalties to the five players who were involved in the doping scandal last month.

A total of five players had provisionally been suspended after an anti-doping test taken during the Gold Cup revealed clenbuterol, a controlled substance.

Mexico always blamed contaminated meat for the result, and it has now confirmed there 'was not negligence or wrongdoing on their part'.

"The players were victim of exceptional circumstances and should not be suspended, as such," Alfonso Sabater, head of Femexfut's disciplinary committee, said at a press conference.

Goalkeeper Guillermo Ochoa, defenders Francisco Rodriguez and Edgar Duenas and midfielders Antonio Naelson and Christian Bermudez have now been cleared and will be allowed to play for Mexico again.

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