- Fluminense News
- News Archive
- League Table
- Brazil Serie A News
Deco 'B' sample is positive
Former Chelsea and Portugal playmaker Deco has had his positive test for a banned diuretic confirmed after his 'B' sample was returned.
The 35-year-old Fluminense player now faces an automatic 30-day ban although he plans to fight against a suspension, claiming the positive test is the result of a contaminated vitamin supplement.
Deco was tested after Fluminense's 2-0 win over Boavista on March 30, and his sample contained traces of furosemide, a diuretic which can be used to mask other substances. In a statement on their website, Fluminense said the player had hired his own legal team to represent him in the case while the club were also retaining their own lawyers.
Related Fluminense News