Soccer-Venezuelan international banned for two years for doping

Reuters

CARACAS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Venezuelan international Edgar Jimenez has been banned for two years after testing positive for a banned substance, his club Carabobo FC said on Tuesday.

The 31-year old midfielder tested positive for the stimulant octopamine after Carabobo played Deportes Tolima in the Copa Sudamericana last year, Carabobo said in a statement.

Jimenez was banned by the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) and his agent said they would be launching an appeal. (Reporting by Diego Ore, writing by Andrew Downie, editing by Nick Mulvenney)

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