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Peru's Guerrero to resume team training sessions soon


LIMA, PERÚ OCTUBRE 06. La selección peruana de fútbol se enfrenta a Argentina por las eliminatorias del Mundial Rusia 2018. Foto: ANDINA/Carlos Lezama

LIMA, PERÚ OCTUBRE 06. La selección peruana de fútbol se enfrenta a Argentina por las eliminatorias del Mundial Rusia 2018. Foto: ANDINA/Carlos Lezama

17:56 | Lima, Mar. 2.

Peru's top striker and captain Paolo Guerrero will be allowed to train with his team, Brazil's Flamengo FC starting March 5.

In this sense, the player's legal adviser Francesco Balbi told RPP radio and TV news station the athlete will join Mengao's training sessions soon.

This is possible as the six-month sanction —imposed on the forward by FIFA— enables him to train, with his club, two months before he completes his suspension.  

Although the 34-year-old will be allowed to train with Flamengo FC, he will not be authorized to play any official match thru May 5, Balbi concluded. 

Peruvian national team

For his part, Peruvian Soccer Federation's (FPF) Justice Commission Ex-President Jose Luis Noriega said Guerrero will also be permitted to join the Inca team's training sessions.

However, he noted the 34-year-old athlete will not be able to take part in any friendly matches.

As is known, Guerrero was suspended by FIFA 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, the governing body reduced such suspension to six months —a decision which might allow the athlete to play the 2018 World Cup.

The Predator has been training in Argentina to be in good shape for soccer's most important event taking place in Russia this year.

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Published: 3/2/2018