Paolo Guerrero Cleared to Play World Cup

Peru players wore t-shirts proclaiming their support for Guerrero ahead of a friendly match against Scotland on May 29 in Lima

Guerrero was banned after testing positive for benzoylecgonine, a metabolite of cocaine, following Peru's World Cup qualifier with Argentina in October a year ago, though he claimed this was unintentional and was the result of taking a herbal remedy.

It also recognized that Guerrero, who tested positive for a cocaine byproduct - contained in a tea he drank - in October, "did not act intentionally or with significant negligence".

A Swiss tribunal has now ruled that the extension was "unjustified" and is "provisionally deprived of effect", leaving Guerrero free to play in Russian Federation.

Guerrero, who will nearly certainly not have had another chance to play at the World Cup even if Peru qualified again, is now free to lead his country in their first appearance at the tournament for 36 years.

"Gianni Infantino expressed his deep understanding of Guerrero's disappointment in not being able to join the Peruvian squad at the 2018 FIFA World Cup", said a short FIFA statement last week. "There are no impossible dreams, because it's now proven when Peruvians unite, anything is possible".

Switzerland's supreme court said it has granted an interim order to freeze Guerrero's 14-month ban for a positive test. "Paolo Guerrero can take part in the next World Cup", the court said.

However, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) launched a successful bid to extend his suspension to 14 months, meaning that he had been expected to miss the competition in Russian Federation.

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That decision followed an appeal by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) which considered six months as too lenient.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) ruled in favor of an urgent request submitted by the Peru captain to have his 14-month doping ban lifted ahead of the Russian tournament.

The federal judge agreed with the CAS panel, which also accepted the player's arguments of not being significantly at fault for the positive test.

Guerrero's original ban by Federation Internationale de Football Association expired in early May, in the same week that his appeal was heard at CAS.

His Fifa-imposed ban of six months had expired that same day.

Guerrero had the right to a supreme court appeal because CAS is under the jurisdiction of Swiss civil law. They are in Group C alongside France, Denmark and Australia.

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