Women's World Cup: North Korea players fail dope tests


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  • Date: Sunday, 17 July
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Jong Pok-Sim

Jong Pok-Sim is one of five players who tested positive for a banned steroid

Five North Korean players have now tested positive for a banned anabolic steroid at the World Cup in Germany.

Song Jong-Sun and Jong Pok-Sim tested positive before their final group game against Columbia on 8 July,  triggering target testing for the entire squad.

Three more players, whose names have not been disclosed by world governing body Fifa, have also failed tests.

The last doping case at a World Cup was when Diego Maradona was kicked out of the men's tournament in 1994.