Deco faces ban after 'B' test fails

May 05, 2013, 02:38 IST | IANS

Portuguese star footballer and Fluminense mid-fielder Deco faces a two-year ban after results of a 'B' sample confirmed the presence of a banned diuretic.

The 35-year-old has contracted his own legal team to argue the positive test was the result of taking contaminated vitamins, Fluminense said in a statement Friday, reports Xinhua.

He is expected to be suspended indefinitely by the Rio de Janeiro Football Federation next week until a ruling is handed down by a sports justice tribunal. 

Deco. Pic/AFP

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