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Two players from North Korea tested positive

Zwei Spielerinnen aus Nordkorea positiv getestetSong Jong Sun under doping suspicion © SID-IMAGES/AFP/CHRISTOF STACHE

The women's football World Cup has a doping scandal. Two players from North Korea, Song Jong-Sun, and Jong Pok SIM, are positive to anabolic steroid been tested.

Bochum (SID) - A doping scandal casts a shadow over the women's football World Cup. The two Nordkoreanerinnen Song Jong Sun and Jong Pok SIM were apparently tested on an anabolic steroid of the Group S1B and so on Wednesday evening at short notice removed from the lineup for the last group in Bochum, Germany against Colombia (0-0). On the scoresheet "absent" stood or "not applicable".

The World Federation FIFA asked the other 19 players of the North Korean cadre to the doping sample after the game, as the articles of Association provide for it. After SID information, the team has already left Germany on early Thursday morning.

Dr. Jiri Dvorak, chief physician of the FIFA, defended the action, to lead the team to the doping test. "Today is a very sad day." This is a one-time process at World Championships. "But if there are two positive samples in a team, the regulations prescribe the procedure," he said.

The two affected players were tested after the first two games against the United States and Sweden. The samples were examined in the laboratory of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Kreischa and then the Istitut of biochemistry of the German sport University Cologne under direction of Professor Dr. Wilhelm Schanzer passed on, "in order to obtain a second opinion", as said Dvorak.

Schanzer in the morning on SID request said he was "not entitled to give more detailed information". The case is sporty without importance, because Colombia and North Korea more had no chance before last on the quarter-finals.

It was the second doping in connection with the World Cup final. The Colombian national secret gate life Yineth Varon had left early after an A trial carried out on 25 June in Leverkusen, which yielded a positive result. According to information of the Colombian Association of FCF the player had concealed a hormonal treatment the team doctor.

FIFA reacted with a temporary lock, the Association has requested the opening of the B sample.