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

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,external-link 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.

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