Monday 13 June 2022, 14:00

FIFA Disciplinary Committee suspends Ivorian player Sylvain Gbohouo on grounds of doping

The FIFA Disciplinary Committee has imposed an 18-month period of ineligibility on the Ivorian player Sylvain Gbohouo after he tested positive for the substance trimetazidine (which is included in the WADA Prohibited List 2021 under the S4.4 Metabolic Modulators class) following a FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™ qualifying match played on 16 November 2021.

As a result of the presence of the prohibited substance in his sample, the player was found to be in violation of article 6 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations as read in conjunction with article 17 of the FIFA Disciplinary Code. The aforementioned suspension period starts on 23 December 2021, the date on which the player was provisionally suspended by the chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee. In line with article 30 of the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations, the suspension covers, inter alia, all types of matches, including domestic, international, friendly and official fixtures. The motivated decision was notified today and has been published on