Peru captain and record goalscorer Paolo Guerrero will miss this year World Cup after having a drugs ban increased from six to 14 months.

The 34-year-old tested positive for cocaine after the qualifier against Argentina on 6 October. He was set to captain Peru at its first World Cup appearance since 1982.

Guerrero was initially banned for 12 months, but that suspension was halved by Fifa’s appeal committee.

According to BBC Sport, the World Anti-Doping Agency appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which imposed the 14-month ban.

Wada wanted the suspension to be increased to two years, but Guerrero also appealed in the hope it would be annulled.

Cas said the Flamengo forward had ingested a tea containing the prohibited substance.



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