New drug test rules for high level footballersFIFA and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have entered into new drug testing procedures for footballers playing at the highest level.

The new anti-doping rules by the football governing body come into force as a pilot project initiated after FIFA objected to players being held to the toughest standards of the new WADA code.

The doping tests will be targeted at football players classed in three high-risk categories: players with Champions League clubs, international players, and those sidelined for long periods through injury or suspension.

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