FIFA have declared the 2014 World Cup ‘drug free’ after the organisation’s medical committee reported that there have been no positive doping tests during or in the build-up to the tournament.
More than 1,000 tests have been conducted – 777 out of competition and 232 during the tournament – and none have come back with a positive result.
“We have not found any prohibitive (sic) substances… either prior to or during competition,” FIFA’s chief medical officer Jiri Dvorak told a press conference.
The four teams remaining in the competition will continue to be tested until the conclusion of the event.
All tests have taken place at the World Anti-Doping Agency’s laboratory in Switzerland after the agency revoked the license of the drug-testing facility in Rio de Janeiro for failing to meet the necessary standards.