FIFA suspend Bulgarian international for failing drugs test

President of FIFA, Joseph 'Sepp' Blatter, gives a press conference following a meeting of the FIFA task force with Paletestinian and Israelian football federations in Zurich, on September 3, 2013
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An unnamed Bulgarian international is given a 30-day provisional ban by FIFA for failing a drugs test earlier this month.

An unnamed Bulgarian international has been provisionally suspended by FIFA for failing a drugs test.

The footballer tested positive for a banned substance after his nation's World Cup qualifier against Malta on September 10.

FIFA have released a statement confirming that the player has been banned for 30 days following "adverse analytical findings in relation to a doping control".

Bulgaria are currently second in Group B of their World Cup qualifying campaign.

Alberto Gilardino #11 of Italy scores his opening goal during the FIFA 2014 World Cup Qualifying Group B match between Italy and Bulgaria at Stadio Renzo Barbera on September 6, 2013
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