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FIFA: Mexico can replace 5 players

Updated: June 17, 2011, 1:34 PM ET
Associated Press

MEXICO CITY -- Mexico will be allowed to replace the five players who have been dropped from the Gold Cup squad after testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol.

FIFA approved the move and was asking CONCACAF, the regional governing body, to implement it, FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke said Friday at the under-17 World Cup.

The five players and the Mexican federation are blaming the positive tests on contaminated meat. The players involved are defenders Francisco ...

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