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Manchester City charged over anti-dopng offenses

Manchester City have been charged by the Football Association after they failed to ensure that anti-doping officials knew where players were for drugs testing.

Anti-doping rules state that clubs are required to provide accurate details of the times for training sessions in addition to the where players are so that they are available for a random drugs test at any time.

It is alleged that the club didn't ensure that its information, regarding player whereabouts and a change of training routines, was accurate on three different occasions. This has lead to a charge from the FA with this club having until 19th January to respond to the charge.

The FA operate a 'three strikes' policy for these type of breaches and the most likely punishment the club will face is a fine.

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