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Football: Top clubs' dope row.

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter last night accused top clubs of illegally doping star players without their consent. Blatter believes that many big clubs are motivated by greed and think little of risking their players' careers. He said: "I believe the players when they swear they are innocent. They should look at their clubs."

Dutchmen Edgar Davids (Juventus) and Frank de Boer (Barcelona) plus Portugal's Fernando Couto (Lazio) have all been banned by FIFA after testing positive for nandrolone.

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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Sep 27, 2001
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