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10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by Khunmhi(m): 8:25pm On Mar 18, 2011
UEFA doctors pay a surprise visit to Spanish club - for second time

MADRID - Ten Barcelona players, including Lionel Messi and Xavi Hernandez, underwent "routine" UEFA doping tests on Thursday, just days after a Spanish radio station alleged the club had links to disreputable doctors.

"UEFA doctors paid a surprise visit to Barca's training this morning and carried out routine drug tests on 10 Barca players," the club said on its website.

"This is the second time Barca have received one of UEFA's routine visits this season, after three last year."

The latest tests come after Cadena Cope radio on Sunday said Barcelona rival Real Madrid has asked the Spanish football federation to take drug testing in the league "more seriously", saying it does not understand how "doctors with questionable reputations" can work for the Catalan club.

The Catholic radio station, which quoted an unidentified "representative" of Real Madrid, did not name the doctors.

It also alleged Eufemiano Fuentes, a medical doctor who was one of six people charged in December with trafficking offences in an athletics doping scandal, had worked for Valencia when it won league titles in 2002 and 2004.

Barcelona and Valencia have threatened to take legal action against the radio station.

"FC Barcelona wishes to publicly express its total indignation at these unfounded references which link the club to doping practices and to condemn such attitudes, which have nothing to do with fair play and gravely affect the image of sporting competition," the club said on Monday.

Cadena Cope has responded with an apology, saying it did not intend to question the honesty of Barcelona and its players, but it has not retracted the report.

"We have an anti-doping control today by UEFA, what a coincidence," Barcelona defender Gerard Pique, who was one of the 10 players tested, said on his Twitter page.

David Villa, Jeffren Suarez, Jose Manuel Pinto, Andre Iniesta, Victor Valdes, Javier Mascherano and Ibrahim Afellay were the other Barcelona players chosen at random to provide urine samples.

"This team reflects the values that go beyond football. We have nothing to hide. If we have to undergo 20 more controls, we will do it," Valdes said.

Spain's Secretary of State for Sport, Jaime Lissavetzky, said on Monday he was not aware of any request from Real Madrid to change doping rules.

"Spanish football is clean. We follow every guideline set out by FIFA and UEFA in this regard," he said.

Barcelona's edge over Real at the top of La Liga was cut to five points on Sunday after it was held to a 1-1 draw at Sevilla.

Valencia is in third place, 21 points behind Barcelona.

Agence France-Presse


http://www2.chinadaily.com.cn/sports/2011-03/19/content_12196827.htm
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by julioralph(m): 10:41pm On Mar 18, 2011
angry don't tell me u believe dat foolish rumour angry
abeg it's d work of real madrid and other envious clubsides.
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by anishe(m): 11:35am On Mar 19, 2011
How should this be a problem? IF Barcelona FC has got nothing to hide, this shouldnt be a problem. If UEFA like, they can come on weekly basis.
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by eghost247(m): 12:32pm On Mar 19, 2011
No shaking
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by Nobody: 12:40pm On Mar 19, 2011
Please get them banned angry angry angry
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by fredoooooo: 12:54pm On Mar 19, 2011
hahahahaah i think theres a monthly control of blood and urine test in every in every professional team , why all this rubish again , real madrid should please play ball and leave politics out of these , they are better than una nothing can stop them , its barcas time , real time coming soon
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by hackney(m): 1:30pm On Mar 19, 2011
This is because they have never seen football this great.
(just kidding).

But this current barca team is the best team since footy began.
they should be tested for hyper-telepathic activity (those passes? ? ? hmmm. . .)
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by johnjoel(m): 1:36pm On Mar 19, 2011
this guy can fail drug text watch him.he a nigerian base in US
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by snowdrops(m): 3:47pm On Mar 19, 2011
I said it. These guys must be on speed
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by comechop(m): 4:04pm On Mar 19, 2011
why the hell is this news and why the hell is this on the front page?
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by snowdrops(m): 4:10pm On Mar 19, 2011
comechop:

why the hell is this news and why the hell is this on the front page?
why the hell are you alive
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by eghost247(m): 4:54pm On Mar 19, 2011
snowdrops:

why the hell are you alive
lol
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by ddippset(m): 6:08pm On Mar 19, 2011
not 2 worry, they got nothing on them barca boyz. all the boys have are natural drugs. they all born with them.
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by duchessemi(f): 7:04pm On Mar 19, 2011
Hmmn, i hope it wont turn out positive
cos it a bad stigma on evritin they ve worked for shocked lipsrsealed
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by Brisingr(m): 9:02pm On Mar 19, 2011
am sure alves is d most likely to test postive
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by adexchamp(m): 9:11pm On Mar 19, 2011
They are all drug users plus including bald headed guardiola,make UEFA ban all of dem joor
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by bxg(m): 9:22pm On Mar 19, 2011
grin grin grin grin messi is takin alomo
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by mamagee3(f): 10:25pm On Mar 19, 2011
Even messi was tested. . .

So much for the world's best player. . . grin grin
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by eghost247(m): 11:21pm On Mar 19, 2011
mama-gee:

Even messi was tested. . .

So much for the world's best player. . . grin grin

its not like there was a criteria for being tested
so yeah he was tested
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by biachwest: 3:37am On Mar 20, 2011
some updating you with news and that makes you mad*?. this news is true i personally listened to the cadena last night .
whats wroong if this guy updated ypu guys with this nes here-
just show apreciation by saying something to the thread and if you cant contribute dont discourage people from updatin news here by discouraging them with negative write upps-
i rest my case lipsrsealed lipsrsealed lipsrsealed
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by isconyou: 11:55am On Mar 20, 2011
Well,the story said this is "a routine check". None of the players checked has been indicted.So there is nothing to worry about. It's just that some people are scared of the way Barca play.My friend (an Arsenal fan) was even rejoicing that this would make UEFA order for a replay of their match (Arsenal vs Barca) or award the match to Arsenal. What a pity.
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by bisiaet: 1:54pm On Mar 20, 2011
I think people need to take a bit patient to hear the outcome of the test. I personally dont really belief Barcelona will be involve in such act, though am not Barca fan and will not be Barca fan but the truth is this guys are just good and well focused.

When a team have nononsense manager I think they will do better beside everybody knows that Messi as a player is a very very I mean very good player, messi alone is a boost to the spirit of other team mate.

Let wait to hear the outcome of the test but I seriously doubt any dope problem, this guys(Barcelona) are just good and well focus that's just the way I see Barcelona as a club
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by Nobody: 6:09pm On Mar 20, 2011
This story and what peeps here are making out of it, is to say the least, laughable!

People should be able to see it, how we do!
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by seunlayi(m): 10:23am On Mar 21, 2011
11 Players plus with 10 players using drugs = 21 players. Na wa 0. grin shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked shocked
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by yuooop: 12:03pm On Mar 21, 2011
GOD want to arrest them all.those guys take igbo grin grin grin wink
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by dozee(m): 7:00pm On Mar 21, 2011
Since d result came out negative,then there's no problem.4 sure they r d best 4 now,but its not over yet,d special 1 still has his eyes keenly on them.Barca's intensity seen 2 b waning.R they beginning 2 burn out?Last 2 victories 2 close 2 call.They beta not burn out o!cos Mouri lurking.D remaining meetings r 1)Copa del rey final 2)El-classico 2 3)Likely meeting in d semi's of CL(Q/final pairings:Barca-Shakta & Tottham-Real).Cheers!
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by vislabraye(m): 2:32pm On Mar 23, 2011
It's all stage managed. Barca is FIFA and UEFA club. Leave story aside
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by Writing: 6:31pm On Mar 24, 2011
Dose of u say den dey carry rumour,say na u get google u beta go ask ur google & knw d truth, why dey no say chealse/man utd. U beta take it or leave it
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by Usmanumaru: 11:07am On Mar 25, 2011
Is the test resul not out or bribing start?
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by snowdrops(m): 2:28pm On Mar 25, 2011
results are still being awaited
Re: 10 Barcelona Players Facing Drug Test. by T101: 8:54am On Apr 27, 2011
yes, ordinary eyes no fit form madness now, i knew it before that their perfomance is the work of drug,

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