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FOOTBALL - The suspension of Anderson Luis De Souza "DECO" is lifted

27.05.2014 12:50 Age: 5 yrs

Lausanne, 27 May 2014 - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has issued a consent award in the arbitration procedure between the Portuguese football player Anderson Luis de Souza "Deco" and the Brazilian Football Federation (CBF) & FIFA.

On 26 September 2013, Deco was suspended by the Superior Tribunal de Justiça Desportiva de Futebol (STJD) for one year as a result of an alleged anti-doping rule violation with the substances "hydrochlorothiazide" and "tamoxifen metabolite carboxy-tamoxifen", detected by the laboratory in Rio de Janeiro.

Following the re-test of Deco's urine samples by the Lausanne laboratory (the Rio laboratory being suspended), on 6 March 2014, FIFA informed the CAS that "no Prohibited Substance(s) or Metabolite(s) or Marker(s) of a Prohibited Method(s) on the test menu were detected". As a consequence, Deco, the CBF and FIFA decided to sign an agreement confirming that the player did not commit any anti-doping rule violation, that his appeal was upheld and that the STJD decision was set aside.

At the request of the parties, the CAS has incorporated the agreement in a Consent Award.