Director General “Shakhtar” Sergei Palkin has clarified the situation with the Brazilian legionary of the club of Fred.
During the Copa America-2015 Fred being in the national team of Brazil, passed a positive doping test, and in December of the same year COMNEBOL disqualified player until 27 June 2016. The world anti-doping Agency (WADA) appealed the decision, demanding to Fred’s two-year suspension from football.
“There were a lot of discussions and negotiations between lawyers Fred WADA and COMNEBOL. There were a lot of discussions and negotiations between lawyers Fred WADA and COMNEBOL. There was a meeting of the CAS, which was supposed to take a final decision, but lawyers Fred and WADA came to a mutual agreement and disqualification of the player for two years, but this decision will be effective from July 2015. Thus, he was disqualified until July 2017,” said Palkin in the program “Great football” on TV channel “Football 1”.
Fred until the end of may will be in Brazil and to train individually. At the end of the season the Brazilian will be able to return to the team and will begin preparing for the new season.
The current season for Fred was the best since moving to Shakhtar. Ex-midfielder of Internacional in all competitions played 29 matches, scoring four goals and giving as many assists.
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