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Peru's Guerrero confident about CAS ruling to play in World Cup

IANS  |  Rio de Janeiro 

Flamengo striker from has said that he is confident he will receive a positive response from the for Sport (CAS), on his request that the six-month doping ban imposed on him by (FIFA) be lifted.

"I am very confident because I am innocent and I did not do anything," Guerrero said after the away match in which Flamengo lost 2-3 to on the fifth day of the Brazilian football Championship, reports

Guerrero's participation in in depends on the decision of the CAS, which is due to be announced on May 16.

"I am very confident because I believe in justice," added the Peruvian striker, who made a comeback to the field on May 6 after completing a six-month doping ban imposed by

However, after the suspension ended on May 3, and the (WADA) called on the CAS to extend the ban on the and top scorer of the Peruvian national team for one more year.

Guerrero was tested positive on October 5, 2017 for benzoylecgonine, the main metabolite of cocaine and coca leaf, after playing a qualifier against in

After the six-month suspension the Peruvian striker returned to the field last week and scored a goal in Sunday's match against

are in Group C of the World Cup, together with France, and

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 16:02 IST
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