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Ukraine's Oleksandr Rybka banned

Updated: January 30, 2012, 9:13 AM ET
Associated Press

DONETSK, Ukraine -- Ukraine goalkeeper Oleksandr Rybka received a two-year doping ban Monday, ruling him out of the European Championship being co-hosted by his country.

Rybka, who plays for Shakhtar Donetsk, tested positive for a banned diuretic in November, one month after making his national team debut.

His two-year ban was imposed by UEFA, and runs through Jan. 10, 2014.

"This suspension covers all types of matches, including domestic, international, friendly and official ...

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