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FIFA bans Morocco player for 6 months for cannabis positive test after World Cup qualifier

10/10/2013 11:38 EDT | Updated 12/10/2013 05:12 EST
ZURICH - FIFA has suspended Morocco forward Hamza Abourazzouk for six months after he tested positive for cannabis at a World Cup qualifying match.

FIFA says Abourazzouk's ban from all football runs through Feb. 27.

The 27-year-old Raja Casablanca player will miss the Club World Cup which is in Morocco in December. Raja Casablanca qualified as the league winner of the host nation.

Abourazzouk failed a doping control after Morocco's 2-1 win against Tanzania in Marrakech on June 8. He was an unused substitute.

Morocco is already eliminated from World Cup qualification.

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