FIFPro says a 14-month ban barring the 34-year-old Guerrero from his World Cup debut is ‘unfair and disproportionate.’
The Court of Arbitration for Sport ruling on Monday ‘defies common sense’ to damage Guerrero’s career, FIFPro says.
FIFPro says a 14-month ban barring Guerrero from the World Cup is disproportionate
CAS judges accepted Guerrero did not intend to consume cocaine metabolites, nor enhanced his performance in a World Cup qualifier last October.
Still, the judges applied anti-doping rules requiring a ban of at least one year even when an athlete is not significantly at fault.
FIFPro wants an urgent meeting with FIFA to pursue anti-doping rules that ‘protect the fundamental rights of players.’