Peru captain, Paolo Guerrero has been banned by Football governing body, FIFA for one-year after being found guilty of taking cocaine.

According to Mail Online Sport, the 33-year-old South American striker, who plays for Brazilian giants Flamengo will miss 2018 World Cup in Russia after failing a doping test following Peru’s World Cup qualifier against Argentina in Buenos Aires in October.


In a statement by World football’s governing body, the Disciplinary Committee found that Guerrero had violated article six of the organisation’s Anti-Doping Regulations after “testing positive for cocaine metabolite benzoylecgonine”.

The striker who has 32 goals in total, will be a huge miss for Peru as a leader and goal-scorer.

Peru qualified for the World Cup finals for the first time since 1982 by beating New Zealand in a two-legged playoff.

The country in group C, will face France, Australia and Denmark at the 2018 World Cup in Russia.

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Peru captain, Paolo Guerrero has been banned by Football governing body, FIFA for one-year after being found guilty of taking cocaine. According to Mail Online Sport, the 33-year-old South American striker, who plays for Brazilian giants Flamengo will miss 2018 World Cup in Russia after failing a doping test following...