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Roman Eremenko's two-year ban for positive cocaine test upheld by CAS

Roman Eremenko will spend another year on the sideline.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport has upheld a two-year ban for CSKA Moscow midfielder Roman Eremenko for a positive test for cocaine.

CAS says the ban imposed by UEFA was "appropriate" and dismissed the Finland international's appeal.

The ban will expire on Oct. 5, 2018, when Eremenko will be 31.

Eremenko tested positive after playing in a Champions League game for CSKA Moscow against Bayer Leverkusen last September. The 2-2 result was not affected despite Eremenko scoring CSKA's second goal.


 By PA Sport

CSKA Moscow's Roman Eremenko gets two-year ban for cocaine

Roman Eremenko
CSKA Moscow midfielder Roman Eremenko tested positive for cocaine, UEFA said.

CSKA Moscow midfielder Roman Eremenko has been given a two-year ban for testing positive for cocaine after a Champions League match against Bayer Leverkusen in September.

The 29-year-old's ban starts on Oct. 6, which is when the Finnish international was provisionally suspended.

Eremenko, who was born in Moscow but raised in Finland, played for CSKA in their 1-0 home defeat by Tottenham a fortnight after his positive test but a week before UEFA started disciplinary proceedings.

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UEFA delays ruling in mysterious Roman Eremenko case

Roman Eremenko
Roman Eremenko, right, has not played since Oct. 2.

UEFA has delayed a ruling in a mysterious disciplinary case centered around CSKA Moscow and Finland midfielder Roman Eremenko.

The Finnish football federation pulled Eremenko out of the squad on Oct. 6, saying he had been suspended for a month ahead of a UEFA hearing but without giving any details.

That original 30-day suspension has since expired, but UEFA told The Associated Press on Monday that it has been extended to Nov. 19 and "the decision of the UEFA Control, Ethics and Disciplinary Body...


UEFA suspends Finland midfielder Roman Eremenko for 30 days

Roman Eremenko may have been using snus, reports in Russia said.

Finland and CSKA Moscow midfielder Roman Eremenko has been suspended for 30 days by UEFA, the Finnish Football Federation has said.

A reason for the 29-year-old's suspension has not so far been given, but reports in the Russian media suggested it could be because he has been using snus, a Swedish tobacco substitute.

Eremenko did not play in his country's World Cup qualifier against Iceland on Thursday, while CSKA said the UEFA disciplinary committee would meet to discuss the case in the next month.