Fifa bans Honduras player for doping
Honduras's Wisdom Quaye (left) and Canada's Cyle Larin fight for the ball during a Fifa World Cup qualifying match in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, on January 27, 2022. (Photo: AP)

ZURICH, Switzerland (AP) — Fifa banned Honduras player Wisdom Quaye from football for 18 months yesterday for doping with a steroid at a World Cup qualifying game against the United States.

Quaye tested positive for clostebol after Honduras lost 3-0 to the US in February, FIFA said. The game was played in severe cold in St Paul, Minnesota.

Fifa said the 24-year-old Quaye admitted to the doping rules violation and made an agreement to serve a ban that applies retroactively and will expire on August 1, 2023.

Quaye, a defender with the Real España club in Honduras, has made three appearances for the national team, which did not qualify for the World Cup in Qatar.

Honduras placed last without winning a game in the final eight-team qualifying group in the North American region known as Concacaf.

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