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Sol - 'Whereabouts' over the top
Published : 01 Jul 2009 22:59:00
Sol Campbell believes plans to randomly test members of the England football team for drugs would be difficult to implement. High performance sports agency UK Sport asked a number of disciplines to sign up to the 'Whereabouts' rule in January and football is the only one that has not agreed. The policy would require footballers to give drugs testers their specific location for one hour of every week with up to three months' notice in order to carry out on-the-spot examinations. However, Campbell, who is in talks over a new contract at Portsmouth, believes the unpredictable nature of football will mean the rule is tough to carry out. "You have got to look at the situation and every individual sport," the centre-back told Sky Sports News. "I know they look at sport as everyone on the same level. But football is quite logistically hard to work out. "Football is quite mobile. You can't be saying, 'you have got to be here, or you have got to be there'. "It is going to be hard. Football is a different animal and I think they have to treat it completely differently."