- Title: UEFA fines Man United, two players over anti-doping rules breaches
- Date: 31st July 2017
- Summary: AMSTERDAM, NETHERLANDS (FILE - MAY 20, 2014) (REUTERS) DEFENDER DALEY BLIND STANDING IN THE LOBBY AT SCHIPHOL AIRPORT / DYNAMO KIEV FORWARD JEREMAIN LENS (ORANGE SHIRT) VARIOUS OF LOUIS VAN GAAL WALKING THROUGH AIRPORT HOENDERLOO, NEAR ARNHEM, NETHERLANDS (FILE - MAY 11, 2014) (REUTERS) BLIND WARMING UP WITH TEAM MATES (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): NETHERLANDS ASSISTANT COACH PATRICK KLUIVERT, VAN GAAL AND NETHERLANDS ASSISTANT COACH DANNY BLIND (DALEY BLIND'S FATHER) WATCHING TRAINING TRAINING SESSION IN PROGRESS RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (FILE - JUNE 20, 2014) (REUTERS) (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): DEFENDER DALEY BLIND, ASSISTANT COACH, MIDFIELDER NIGEL DE JONG AND WINGER ARJEN ROBBEN JOGGING BLIND RUNNING WITH DE JONG AND ROBBEN ROBBEN AND BLIND JOGGING RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (FILE - JUNE 19, 2014) (REUTERS) BLIND (CENTRE) TRAINING WITH TEAM MATES RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (FILE - JUNE 30, 2014) (REUTERS) (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT): KLUIVERT, MIDFIELDER WESLEY SNEIJDER, FORWARD DIRK KUYT AND BLIND STANDING AT TRAINING SESSION FORTALEZA, BRAZIL (JUNE 28, 2014) (REUTERS) BLIND AND DEFENDER TERENCE KONGOLO STRETCHING RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL (JUNE 14, 2014) (REUTERS) BLIND (SECOND FROM LEFT), DEFENDER BRUNO MARTINS INDI (CENTRE) AND DEFENDER RON VLAAR (THIRD FROM RIGHT) STANDING AT TRAINING WITH TEAM MATES MANCHESTER, ENGLAND, UK (NOVEMBER 23, 2016) (REUTERS) UNITED DEFENDER DALEY BLIND PASSING BALL BLIND PASSING UNITED DEFENDER PHIL JONES PASSING BALL PASADENA, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES (FILE - JULY 22, 2014) (REUTERS)
- Embargoed: 14th August 2017 15:58
- Keywords: Daley Blind football soccer Phil Jones Manchester United
- Location: VARIOUS
- City: VARIOUS
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016S1TDTR
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- Story Text: Manchester United and two of their players have been fined by UEFA after they failed to comply with anti-doping regulations, European soccer's governing body said on Monday (July 31).
Defenders Daley Blind and Phil Jones have been fined 5,000 euros ($5,900) each and the club were handed a 10,000 euro sanction for offences occurring at the Europa League final against Ajax Amsterdam in Stockholm on May 24.
Jones, who UEFA said used "insulting and directing abusive language towards the Doping Control Officer" has also been suspended for two UEFA matches and will miss the Super Cup match against Real Madrid on Aug. 8 and the opening Champions League game.
UEFA said the incidents breached the regulation which states that teams are responsible for ensuring that players selected to undergo doping controls are taken to the control station straight from the pitch as soon as the match is over.
United, who did not immediately respond to a request for comment, can appeal against the decision.
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