World Cup 2022: Fahd Al-Mawlid excluded from the Saudi national team squad due to his doping case

Saudi national team player Fahad Al-Mawlid

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The 28-year-old had tested positive last February for the banned drug furosemide

Saudi striker Fahd Al-Muwallad was left out of his country’s squad for the 2022 World Cup hosted by Qatar, on Sunday, as a “precautionary measure”, after he failed a doping test earlier this year.

The 28-year-old Saudi youth team player tested positive in February for the banned drug furosemide, which can be used as a masking agent to prevent doping from being detected.

Al-Mawlid was banned from playing for 18 months last May by the Saudi Anti-Doping Committee.

Despite this, the Saudi Center for Sports Arbitration eased the ban in late August, deciding that the period during which the suspension had been suspended was sufficient.

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