Vasco midfielder Alberto faces doping ban

Rio de Janeiro, April 17 (IANS) Vasco da Gama midfielder Carlos Alberto faces a two-year ban from football after failing a doping test.

The 28-year-old was found to have traces of illegal substances hydrochlorothiazide and metabolic tamoxifen in test samples taken after Vasco de Gama’s 3-2 victory over Fluminense on March 2, the Rio de Janeiro Football Federation said Tuesday.

Hydrochlorothiazide is known as a masking agent while metabolic tamoxifen blocks the production of the female hormone estrogen.

Vasco de Gama said in a statement that the club would contest the charges.

“We are taking all necessary steps to identify the causes and present a defence of the player,” the statement said.

The Rio de Janeiro outfit has expressed an interest in extending Alberto’s contract, which ends in August this year.

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