Abel Xavier tested positiveAbel Xavier is making a desperate struggle for clearing his name and resume his iddlesbrough career after UEFA disclosed that the defender’s B sample had tested positive for a performance enhancing drug.

The defender was suspended from all competition after a routine urine test was found to contain traces of a banned substance, which has been confirmed as an anabolic steroid.

A year’s suspension could be expected though the football authorities reserve the right to treat cases individually.