Costa Rica upset with FIFA over number of anti-doping tests

Global News

TORONTO – Costa Rica’s football federation is upset after seven of its players were required to submit anti-doping tests after its victory over Italy.

Costa Rica sent a letter to FIFA demanding an explanation as to why so many tests were ordered following its 1-0 win against the Italians on Friday.

The president of Costa Rica’s selection committee, Adrian Gutierrez, said the tests could cast suspicions of cheating against Costa Rican players.

“We believe in, accept and trust doping controls that FIFA carries out, but we want an explanation as to why so many of the players were called in,” said Gutierrez.

READ MORE: England eliminated as Costa Rica upsets Italy 1-0

Only two Italian players underwent tests compared to Costa Rica’s seven.

Costa Rica was considered a long-shot to advance from the knockout stage coming into the World Cup, but have risen to the top of Group D…

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