21 Aug 2013

Sport: Tahiti Football accept results of failed doping test

11:05 am on 21 August 2013

The Tahiti Football Federation says it accepts the result of a failed doping test at the Confederations Cup in Brazil.

The player returned a positive test for tuaminoheptane after Tahiti lost 8-0 to Uruguay in June, which is found in over the counter nasal decongestants.

He was suspended for 30 days by FIFA's Disciplinary Committee at the end of last month.

The Tahiti Football CEO, Charles Ariiotima, says the organisation has accepted the results of the failed test and did not request a second test by FIFA because it was too expensive.

FIFA has asked if the player can travel to Zurich for disciplinary committee hearing but Charles Ariiotima says due to the cost they're trying to arrange videoconferencing and are awaiting FIFA's response.