Sweden World Cup star could face doping ban

first_imgSweden sit on identical records with Germany after the second round of group games, with three points, two goals scored and two conceded.Separating the two sides may be harder than it first appears.If they both win their final games 1-0, there will be a three-way tie at the top of Group F with Mexico, and with head-to-head also level, disciplinary records would have to be taken into account.Draws in both games would see Sweden miss out on the knockout rounds by virtue of their defeat to Germany. 2 This angered the waiting staff and according to Swedish outlet Expressen he has been reported to Fifa for his conduct and warned about delaying tests again.Berg, who plays for Al-Ain in the United Arab Emirates, was substituted in the 90th minute against Germany, shortly before Toni Kroos’ stunning late free-kick saw the holders come from behind to rescue their World Cup chances.It is reported that instead of going with the doping team immediately, Berg took time to speak to the press, which is against Fifa doping protocol.The report also says that Berg is unlikely to be banned due to this being a minor offence, but he could still be handed a suspension for Sweden’s crucial final Group F game against Mexico in Yekaterinburg on Wednesday. Sweden World Cup striker Marcus Berg could be in hot water with Fifa after delaying a drug test, according to reports.Berg, 31, was selected at random by the doping team following his country’s 2-1 defeat to Germany on Saturday, but chose to conduct press interviews first rather than take the test. 2 Berg was adamant he should have had a first-half penalty against Germany after going down under the challenge of Jerome Boateng Berg has 59 caps for Sweden, scoring 18 goals last_img read more

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