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FIFA Slaps Mexico Football with Heavy Fines for Doping


Football's (soccer's) world governing body FIFA has fined the Mexican football federation after two of its players were expelled from last month's Confederations Cup in Germany following positive doping tests.

In a statement Wednesday, FIFA said it fined the Mexican Federation more than $583,000 after Aaron Galindo and Salvador Carmona tested positive for the steroid nandrolone.

The Mexican Federation tested the players before the tournament, which began on June 15. However, the men were not expelled until June 22, after they played in Mexico's 2-1 victory over Japan and 1-0 win over Brazil.

Mexico lost to Argentina on penalties in the tournament semi-final.

Some information for this report provided by AP

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