January 12 – Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association for failing to ensure that anti-doping officials knew where their players were for random drugs testing.
The rules state that clubs have to provide a detailed training plan to the FA’s drug testers at the start of each week so players at all levels are available for random tests at all times.
This information includes when players will be training and the location of training sessions.
English newspaper reports claimed City breached the regulations three times and have been charged under the “three strikes and you’re out” rule. City have until January 19 to respond to the charge.
It is understood the information was not updated following a change to training routines.
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