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Real Madrid denies Ramos failed drugs test after 2017 UCL final

Real Madrid have denied claims that Sergio Ramos, failed after the 2017 UCL final which they won 4-1 victory over Juventus.

This is coming after after Football Leaks, yesterday claimed that the defender failed drugs test after his team’s 2017 Champions League final against Juventus, which they won 4-1.

German newspaper Der Spiegel reported that Ramos’ urine sample contained traces of dexamethasone, and that the results were covered up by UEFA. Read previous report here.

A statement from Real Madrid said:

The club wishes to express the following:

1. Sergio Ramos has never breached anti-doping regulations.

2. UEFA requested specific information and immediately closed the case referred to, as is customary in such instances, following tests carried out by experts from the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA) and UEFA itself.

3. In terms of the rest of the content published by the aforementioned publication, the club will not be making any comment, given the clearly insubstantial nature of the reports.’

UEFA issued a denial, saying in a statement it ‘strongly and categorically refutes unfounded allegations it has covered up positive doping results. The statement read;

‘All UEFA doping control cases are conducted in full compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency code. UEFA has informed both WADA and FIFA of all such cases as required by the WADA code and UEFA has provided all detailed information, expert reports and evidence during the handling of such cases.

‘It must be underlined that both WADA and FIFA have the right to appeal any decision taken by UEFA on doping control matters to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS).

‘However, neither WADA nor FIFA did lodge any such appeal to CAS and WADA itself has officially confirmed that everything was dealt with appropriately by UEFA and in accordance with the code.’

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