ZURICH (AP):FIFA suspended Jamaica player Jermaine Hue for nine months yesterday after he tested positive for a banned substance at a World Cup qualifying match.
Team doctor Carlton Fraser was banned from football for four years for administering the drug, dexamethasone, FIFA said yesterday.
"This suspension covers all types of matches, including domestic, international, friendly and official fixtures," FIFA said.
Hue, a 35-year-old midfielder with Jamaican club Harbour View, tested positive after Jamaica's 2-0 loss against Honduras in Tegucigalpa on June 11.
Hue was an unused substitute in the match, though all squad members can be selected among the two players typically chosen at random to provide samples.
Four days earlier, he started in Jamaica's 2-1 loss against the United States in a qualifier in Kingston.
Fourth consecutive campaign
A former player for Kansas City Wizards and Swedish club Mjallby, Hue was appearing in his fourth consecutive World Cup qualifying campaign.
Jamaica are last in the six-team CONCACAF qualifying group and have little chance of qualifying for next year's World Cup in Brazil.
FIFA said Hue's suspension expires on May 6, 2014, and Fraser's ban runs until August 7, 2017. They can appeal.
Hue is the second player suspended by FIFA for doping in the current World Cup qualifying programme.
In March, FIFA banned Peru midfielder Joel Sanchez for two years. He tested positive for the stimulant methylhexaneamine after a 1-1 draw at Bolivia in La Paz last October.
FIFA is currently prosecuting cases against players from Morocco and Zimbabwe after positive tests at World Cup matches.
The Jamaica Football Federation also confirmed the suspensions in a release yesterday afternoon.
The release said: "The teleconference meetings between the FIFA Disciplinary Committee and Dr Carlton Fraser and Player, Jermaine Hue, were held this morning, September 26, 2013.
"Jermaine Hue's lasted for 19 minutes while Dr Fraser's hearing lasted for about 50 minutes. The interviews were amicable between the parties and Mr Jermaine Hue and Dr Fraser answered the questions in a forthright manner.
"The FIFA Disciplinary Committee met thereafter and came to their final decisions."
The release then gave details of the suspensions.