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Costa Rica's Orlando Galo Tests Positive for Banned Steroid Ahead of FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022

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Last Updated: October 19, 2022, 08:27 IST

San Jose, Costa Rica

Orlando Galo (Twitter)

Orlando Galo (Twitter)

Galo, 22, was found to have traces of anabolic steroid clostebol in his urine during examinations after a 2-2 draw with South Korea last month

Costa Rica midfielder Orlando Galo tested positive for a banned substance in September, the country’s football federation (FCRF) announced on Tuesday.

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Galo, 22, was found to have traces of anabolic steroid clostebol in his urine during examinations after a 2-2 draw with South Korea last month.

“The Costa Rican football federation announce that it has received a letter from FIFA notifying of the result of a doping test," the FCRF said.

“Orlando Galo Calderon tested positive for a banned product," it added.

Galo has between three and seven days to appeal and after the time period FIFA will decide whether to impose a suspension or not.

Los Ticos start their Group E campaign against Spain on November 23 before also facing Japan and Germany.

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first published:October 19, 2022, 08:27 IST
last updated:October 19, 2022, 08:27 IST
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