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Peru's Guerrero to train in Argentina


Photo: ANDINA/Carlos Lezama

Photo: ANDINA/Carlos Lezama

14:09 | Lima, feb. 2.

Peru's top striker Paolo Guerrero on Friday traveled to Buenos Aires (Argentina), where he will join training sessions comprised in the strategy led by national team's coach Ricardo Gareca and technical staff to keep the player in good shape.

"He [Gareca] asked me to get ready physically and psychologically. So, I will have the opportunity to train in a neutral field," Guerrero expressed last Thursday.

"My plan is to get prepared very well [...]," he added.

It must be noted this strategy will help the player get ready for the 2018 World Cup, as well as to make up for the lost time due to the current suspension imposed on him by FIFA. 

As is known, FIFA Disciplinary Committee decided to suspend the striker for one year after analyzing the adverse analytical result of the anti-doping test conducted on him following a Qualifiers match against Argentina in 2017.

Later, it reduced such suspension to six months —a decision which might allow the athlete to play soccer's most important tournament slated to take place in Russia this year.

For this reason, Guerrero's attorneys last Monday officially submitted an appeal to CAS in order to seek the player's acquittal.  

Now, they await the hearing that may take place sometime in February

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Published: 2/2/2018