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Why English FA Charged Manchester City For Breaking Anti-Doping Laws

The English Football Association has charged Premier League side, Manchester City, for breaking rules relating to the body’s anti doping laws.

A statement by the English FA says the club failed to ensure “that their ‘Club Whereabouts’ information was accurate, contrary to Regulation 14(d).”

It has until Thursday, January 19 2017 to respond to the charges.

The ‘Club Whereabouts’ information is a law which allows officials to locate club staff for random drug testing.

The rules state that clubs have to provide a detailed training plan to the FA at the start of each week so players are available for drug tests at all times.

This information includes when players will be training, on days off and also their home addresses or hotel addresses.

Doping officials turned up at City’s training complex to hold random tests with more than one player and were left furious when they were not there.

The FA were informed, which has resulted in the club being charged because it was the third time it had happened.

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