Peru will be at the world cup in Russia can count on the services of captain Paolo Guerrero. The attacker threatened the tournament to be missed by a dopingschorsing, but got the Thursday good news from the Federal Court of Appeal in Switzerland.
That body decided to go into the question of Guerrero for his suspension to be frozen until after the world cup.
Guerrero tested in October positive to benzoylecgonine, a stimulant in cocaine is processed, after a world cup kwalificatieduel in Argentina. He was in the first instance, six months suspended, but following an appeal by the world anti-doping Agency WADA was that punishment by the International Sporttribunaal BAG weighted down to fourteen months. Guerrero (87 caps, 33 goals) was threatened as the world cup to miss out and stepped to the federal court in Switzerland, are a last resort.
Even president Martin Vizcarra join in the debate: “This suspension is disproportionate and unfair. Our minister of Foreign Affairs and ambassador want Paolo to help in his legal battle.”
And that appeared to help: the TAS had earlier today/Thursday, means “no objection” if the court allows the suspension temporarily would freeze, and that happened today.
Peru can be so over his 34-year-old captain at the world cup. On June 16, plays the South American country in group C against Denmark. Then wait duels against France (21 June) and Australia (26 June).