AFC Statement On Jordan Player

The AFC would like to clarify that the doping test of Jordanian player jersey number 10 – Ahmad Hayel – was conducted as per the AFC Anti-Doping Regulations after their team’s AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015™ Group D match against Iraq in Brisbane.

The AFC would like to clarify that the doping test of Jordanian player jersey number 10 – Ahmad Hayel – was conducted as per the AFC Anti-Doping Regulations after their team’s AFC Asian Cup Australia 2015™ Group D match against Iraq in Brisbane.

The player was unable to complete the required procedure due to his dehydrated condition.

He had some dizziness, felt nausea and vomited after his second attempt, which was an hour after his first attempt, to give urine sample for the test and as such the AFC Medical Officer, Dr. Paisal Chantarapitak decided to discontinue the doping control procedure on the said player.

Dr. Chantarapitak said that the usual procedure was followed as per the regulations and the facilities and equipments provided for the AFC Asian Cup in Australia are world-class.

"As per the procedure, the AFC Medical Officer always recommends players selected for doping control to drink water as per normal practice, especially for the player who has played for 90 minutes. It is at the player’s discretion to follow the recommendation or not. The player is not forced to drink plenty of water in short time.

"The assistant team doctor of Jordan national team was present during the entire doping procedure," he said.

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