The chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has decided to extend sanctions imposed on two players from Malta and France for anti-doping rule violations to have worldwide effect.
The sanctions, which were extended in accordance with art. 136 ff of the FIFA Disciplinary Code, relate to the following cases:
- Karim De Chadirac of France was banned by the French Football Anti-Doping Committee on 2 June 2016 from any kind of football-related activity (administrative, sports or any other) for a period of six months. The player is banned until 5 December 2016.
The relevant parties have been duly notified of the chairman’s decisions.
FIFA continues to work closely with its member associations in the fight against doping. One of the main pillars of FIFA’s anti-doping strategy is prevention through education, and in recent months, FIFA has launched a series of prevention initiatives as part of its ongoing efforts to keep football free from doping. The aim is to raise awareness among players, coaches and doctors on the dangers of doping and provide appropriate educational tools for doping control officers across the world.