Sven Verdonck suspended globally
ZURICH -- FIFA says it has banned Belgian player Sven Verdonck worldwide after he tested positive for an anabolic steroid.
FIFA extended the 23-year-old Verdonck's suspension globally through May 20, 2012, after he was first sanctioned by the Netherlands soccer federation. Verdonck played for Dutch second-division club Fortuna Sittard in April last year when he tested positive for stanozolol.
The same drug was used by sprinter Ben Johnson at the 1988 Olympics.
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