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CSKA Footballer Disqualified for 2 Years for Cocaine Use

Roman Eremenko / Wikicommons

CSKA midfielder Roman Eremenko has been suspended for two years following a failed drug test. An announcement on UEFA's official site said that Eremenko's sample contained traces of cocaine, a substance prohibited by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). 

The 29-year-old midfielder failed his test after a match in the group stage of the Champions League against Bayer (2:2) on Sep. 14.

Eremenko can no longer compete in any tournament until Oct. 6, 2018. He is allowed to appeal the decision within three days of receiving a written notification. 

Roman Eremenko joined CSKA in August 2014. The team went on to become champions of Russia during the 2015-2016 season.

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